Bringing home your catch to enjoy for a meal is at the very core of fishing. Unfortunately, some seafood can contain toxins and other harmful contaminants that will impact you and your families’ health.

Use the Maryland Department of the Environment map below to better understand what species of fish and shellfish you should limit consumption or, or avoid all together before heading out to enjoy a day on the water.

For more information about this interactive map and the science behind it, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Website.