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New fish from KY waters consumption advisory: 2016

2016-02-17 - Frankfort, KY - Photo Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health & Family Services..
The new guidance below applies to specific groups of fish from all Kentucky waters:
Sensitive Populations: Women of childbearing age and children 6 years and younger are advised to eat no more than six meals per year of predatory fish and no more than one meal per month of panfish and bottom feeder fish. The general public is advised to eat no more than one meal per month of predatory fish and no more than one meal per week of panfish and bottom feeder fish. Note: one meal is considered to be an 8 oz serving for a 150 pound person.
Predatory fish include: Bowfin, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass and Striped Bass and their hybrids, Yellow Bass, Flathead Catfish, Blue Catfish, Musky, Sauger and Walleye and their hybrids, Chain Pickerel and all Gars.
Panfish include: Rock Bass, Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Bluegill and Crappie species. Bottom feeder fish include: Bullhead species, Drum, Carp Sucker, White Sucker, Common Carp, Northern Hog Sucker, Channel Catfish, Buffalo species, Spotted Sucker, Redhorse species, Shovelnose Sturgeon and Creek Chub.

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