The state health department has added more fish species to the "unrestricted consumption list."

This follows expanded fish testing data and epidemiological studies.

The updated guidelines are intended to help Alaskans - particularly parents and women of childbearing age - make healthful choices.

The manager of the environmental public health program says the guidelines continue to underscore the health benefits associated with eating fish.

The list already included all five species of Alaska salmon. Added species include halibut up to 40 pounds, lingcod measuring up to 35 inches, Arctic cisco, black rockfish, Dolly Varden and sablefish.