Updated fish consumption guidance

The State of Minnesota has updated fish consumption guidance for Mississippi River Pools 2, 3, and 4. This area extends from Ford Dam Parkway in Saint Paul to Wabasha, including all of the Minnesota lakes and backwaters. MDH recommends:

  • People who are or may become pregnant, people who are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, and children under age 15 do not eat fish from these locations.
  • People not planning to become pregnant and those over age 15 limit fish consumption to one serving a month from these locations.

For more information on safe-eating guidelines for fish in Minnesota, refer to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Fish Consumption Guidance website.