(HealthDay News) -- For many people, fishing is more than just a sport -- it's a way of putting food on the table.
But before you make your catch tonight's dinner, heed this advice from the Virginia Department of Health:
- Eat smaller, younger fish, because they're less likely to contain harmful levels of contaminants.
- Remove the skin, the fat from the belly and top, and the internal organs before cooking the fish.
- Bake, broil, or grill on an open rack to allow fats to drain away from the meat.
- Discard the fats that cook out of the fish.
- Eat less deep-fried fish since frying seals contaminants into the fatty tissue.