Cookin’ Your Catch

Learn how to reduce your exposure, helpful cooking tips, and recipes!



Angler Advocacy

Get Cookin’ with Your Catch from the Coosa

We know that everyone loves to deep fry their catfish… but did you know you can actually avoid contaminants by cookin’ your fish differently? If you want to learn about the contaminants and their health impacts, visit this page to learn more. Below we have recipes, videos, and suggestions for how to prepare and cook your catch from the Coosa.


Methylmercury is a known neurotoxin and is very harmful to women and children… and you can’t reduce your exposure without limiting your consumption.

ADPH recommends limiting consumption to a portion of 6 oz cooked (or 8 oz raw) and the number of meals is outlined in the consumption advisory itself. How much fish you eat under a consumption advisory matters…


PCBs are a known carcinogen and  accumulate in the fatty tissue of fish.

To reduce your exposure, you should remove any fat or dark meat, then filet the fish, and cook your catch in a way that allows any remaining fat to drain away. The way you cook your fish matters!

How to Filet Fish By Species to Reduce Your Exposure to Harmful Contaminants

Recipes Your Family Will Love