Fish is good for you. It is high in protein, vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are food for your heart, your brain, and your eyesight. Fish are also an excellent source of vitamin D, which helps your body use calcium, a mineral required for the development of strong teeth and bones. However, fish – whether bought from the store or caught – could contain contaminants like mercury that can harm your health. This is why it is important to know which fish are safer than others to eat.
To learn more on how often fish can be eaten, please read the following:
General Fish Consumption Guidelines – General guidelines to help you decide on your fish-eating habits.
Site Specific Fish Consumption Notices – Fish consumption advice for NWT lakes and rivers where fish have been tested for contaminants.