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Click on the Lake I Fish
See advisories for the lake you fish.

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Advisories for the fish I catch

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Marine Specific Advisories

Eating Fish is Healthy
Why is Fish Healthy for You?


Prepare\Cook Fish & Shellfish
How can I prepare and cook fish in a healthy way?



Fish are an excellent source of protein, minerals and vitamins, are low in fat and cholesterol and play an important role in maintaining a healthy, well balanced diet. The American Heart Association recommends people eat fish regularly. Fish are also one of the few foods that are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids needed for proper development of the brain and nervous system in the fetus and infants and may reduce the risk of heart attack. Fish are an excellent substitute for other protein foods that are higher in saturated fats and cholesterol. Health professionals recommend that you include fish in your diet.

Below are links to web sites that provide helpful information for eating fish.

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Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Manager

Office Location:
428 East State St., 1st floor
Trenton, NJ 08625


Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340

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