Fish Consumption Advisories From Alabama Waterways

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).

Fish consumption advisories are issued for specific waterbodies and specific species taken from those areas. In reservoirs, advisories apply to waters as far as a boat can be taken upstream in a tributary, that is, to full pool elevations.
Newly issued advisories will be represented as the safe number of meals of that species of fish that can be eaten in a given period of time, such as meals per week, meals per month or do not eat any. A meal portion consists of 6 ounces of cooked fish or 8 ounces of raw fish.

The latest report for Weiss Lake and Neely Henry Lake along the Coosa River in Cherokee and Etowah counties indicate there are NO Advisories about consuming any fish species from these waters.

So you can enjoy your fish meals without any concerns of contaminants.


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