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GFP Urges Anglers to be Aware of Fish Consumption Advisories

May 2, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), Health (DOH) and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are reminding anglers to check the current list of fish consumption advisories as the 2018 fishing season begins.

Based on testing results from 2017, South Buffalo Lake in Marshall County has been added to the advisory list. Fish to avoid include walleye over 24 inches.

A complete list of all lake- and species-specific advisories can be found at: doh.sd.gov/food/Fish-Advisories.aspx. Recommended guidelines for eating fish from advisory and non-advisory waters can also be found at the link above.

Annual fish testing is a collaborative effort among all three government agencies. When test results exceed established values for certain sizes of fish in a water body, a consumption advisory is issued.

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