Chicago River

Cook County

Species and Meal Frequency

North/South Branches of the Chicago River, North Shore Channel, Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal

Channel Catfish

18" or Longer
1 meal/month
Contaminant – PCBs

Common Carp

Less than 12"
6 meals/year
- or -
12" or Longer
Do Not Eat
Contaminant – PCBs

Largemouth Bass

All Sizes
1 meal/month
Contaminant – PCBs

Sunfish

All Sizes
1 meal/week
Contaminant – PCBs