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New Lake Trout Guidelines

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FLATHEAD COUNTY -

There are new guidelines about which fish are safe to eat in Flathead Lake. 

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks remind you lake trout contain mercury.        

They're telling women of child bearing years and children to avoid lake trout that are 26 inches or longer. Adult men and women past child bearing age should avoid eating lake trout that are 30 inches or longer.

Here are the rest of their recommendations:


Lake trout size group (inches)


6-10

10-14

14-18

18-22

22-26

26-30

30+

Women of child bearing age and children (servings per month)

6

5

3

2

1

AVOID

AVOID

 

Adult men and  women past child bearing age (servings per month)

12

12

7

6

4

2

AVOID

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