How To Read Consumption Advisory

Example 1

If you are apart of the sensitive population and eating flathead catfish, you can have an unlimited amount of fish if it is less than 24 inches long. If you have a fish that is over 24 inches, you can have two meals for the entire month. Furthermore, you can still have two meals of fish over 24 inches AND unlimited amounts of fish under 24 inches in the same month. If you are apart of the general population, you can eat unlimited amounts of flathead catfish regardless of size.

Example 2

If you are apart of the sensitive population and eating spotted bass, you can have an unlimited amount of fish if it is less than 13 inches long. If you have fish that is between 13 – 17 inches long, you can have two meals for the entire month but avoid eating fish over 17 inches long. If you are apart of the general population, you can eat unlimited amounts of spotted bass if the are smaller that 17 inches. If you have a fish that is over 17 inches, you can have two meals for the entire month. Furthermore, if you are the sensitive population, you can still have two meals per month of fish between 13 – 17 inches long AND unlimited amounts of fish under 13 inches. If you are the general population, you can still have two meals of fish over 17 inches AND unlimited amounts of fish under 17 inches in the same month.