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Hudson River Fish Advisory Project

Hudson River Fish Advisory Project


Are you or someone you know eating the fish you catch? Fish are nutritious and taste good, but some may have chemicals that can harm you!

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are a type of man-made chemical in Hudson River fish that can harm your health. Even if the fish look healthy and the water looks clean, these chemicals are present in Hudson River fish, including striped bass.

The New York State Department of Health provides health advice for eating sportfish from New York State water bodies, including the Hudson River. The advice is a guide to how much fish is okay to eat, if any, and how to clean and cook fish to reduce chemicals.


For full details and more resources visit the NYS Dept. of Health Hudson River Advisory Outreach Project webpage or call 518-402-7530 or 1-800-458-1158 or email


Annemarie Stephens
Nutrition Program Educator
(845) 344-1234, Ext.273

Last updated May 16, 2024