Fish Consumption Advisories
Fish advisories are designed to help you gain the health benefits of eating fish while protecting you and your family from contaminants that are sometimes found in fish.
Coho salmon fishing in the Lower Willamette: LOW risk from blue-green algae
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has opened the coho salmon fishing season (September 26 through December 31, 2014) on the Lower Willamette, Sandy and Clackamas rivers.
In light of the high cell counts of blue-green algae found in the Lower Willamette, and the associated health advisory for potential toxins present, the Oregon health Authority is informing anglers that coho salmon caught from this stretch of the Willamette are ok to eat since they only pass through these waters, limiting their exposure to cyantoxins.
OHA advises anglers to:
- Minimize water contact in the advisory area, and wash hands and fish with fresh water.
- Remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking fish.
For more information about fishing regulations and the coho bag limit visit the ODFW website.