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Safe Fish to Eat in the Red Zone



DO NOT EAT:  White Croaker, Barracuda, Black Croaker, Barred Sand Bass and Topsmelt because of DDT, PCB and mercury contamination



1 Serving Per Week (skinless fillet): California Halibut, California Scorpionfish (Sculpin), Kelp Bass, Sardines, Sargo, Shovelnose Guitarfish, Rockfishes

2 Servings Per Week (skinless fillet): Corbina, Pacific Chub Mackerel, Queenfish, Opaleye, Surfperches and Yellowfin Croaker

4 Servings Per Week (skinless fillet): Jacksmelt

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The consumption advice for women 18-45 years and children 1-17 years is more restrictive than for women over 45 years and men. This is beacuase the fetus and children are more sensitive to the toxic effects.

*All of the information above is provided by California's Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment