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Dive into fish consumption advisories by checking out our interactive map, calling our statewide hotline, and learning how to reduce your exposure to harmful contaminants in your catch. 

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Can You Eat Your Catch?

Although we love a good fish fry, it’s important to remember that the fish we catch can spend their whole lives swimming through a polluted environment. Fish caught from polluted waters can be contaminated with heavy metals & man made compounds that are dangerous to our health. Eating fish containing pollutants may cause birth defects, liver damage, cancer, and other serious health problems over time. Find out where the fish are contaminated on the Coosa and learn how to minimize your exposure.

A Fisher’s Right to Know

Anglers throughout Alabama depend on their natural waterways for food, recreation, and relaxation. It is a family pastime that goes back generations, but do anglers and their families have a right to know which fish are safe to consume? In Alabama, the River State, you do not. Coosa Riverkeeper and other advocates are working to give fishers across the state that right.

Use the map below to find exactly where the advisories are issued on the Coosa River & Lakes

Weiss

On Weiss at lower reservoir dam forebay, it is advised to limit consumption of black crappie to 1 meal/week. It is advised to limit consumption of blue catfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and striped bass to 1 meal/month, due to PCBs.

On Weiss at mid-reservoir immedaitely upstream of the Cedar Bluff causeway, it is advised to limit consumption of black crappie to 1 meal/week. It is advised to limit consumption of blue catfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and striped bass to 1 meal/month, due to PCBs.

On Weiss at the Alabama-Georgia stateline, it is advised to limit consumption of black and crappie to 1 meal/week. It is advised to limit consumption of blue catfish and largemouth bass  to 1 meal/month, due to PCBs.

The image below is a summary of the current fish consumption advisories on this lake: 

Neely Henry

No current advisories.

The image below is a summary of the current fish consumption advisories on this lake: 

Logan Martin

On Logan Martin Lake, in the lower section of the lake near Logan Martin Dam, it is advised to not eat any Striped Bass. For the middle and upper sections of the lake, it is advised to limit consumption of catfish and spotted bass to 1 meal/month and to not eat any striped bass due to PCBs.

On Choccolocco Creek it is advised to not consume any quantity of any species of fish due to PCB and mercury contamination.

The image below is a summary of the current fish consumption advisories on this lake: 

Lay

On Lay Lake, in the lower section of the lake near Lay Dam, it is advised to limit consumption of bass to 1 meal per month due to PCBs and limit consumption of catfish to 2 meals per month. On the upper end of the lake, between Wilsonville and Logan Martin Dam, it is advised to limit the consumption of catfish, striped bass, largemouth bass to 1 meal/month and to not eat any spotted bass.

The image below is a summary of the current fish consumption advisories on this lake: 

Mitchell

No current advisories.

The image below is a summary of the current fish consumption advisories on this lake: 

Jordan

No current advisories.

The image below is a summary of the current fish consumption advisories on this lake: