Channel catfish are back on the menu in Summit County.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Friday lifted its “Do Not Eat” advisory for the whiskered fish caught at Lake Nesmith, Portage Canal and Summit Lake.

The state agency warned, though, that people don’t eat more than one channel catfish a month from those waterways.

Channel catfish — known by the scientific name Ictalurus punctatus — are one of the most popular sport fish in the country.

The state also relaxed the guidelines for certain fish at Guilford Lake in Columbiana County, Indian Lake in Logan County, the Maumee River in Wood and Lucas counties, Rocky Fork Lake in Highland County and Sugar Creek in Tuscarawas County.

The new recommendations were based on fish data collected last summer.

The Ohio EPA also added a fish to its “Do Not Eat” advisory — the common carp in the Tuscarawas River between Massillon and New Philadelphia.

The agency said it found polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the tissue of the fish in that section of river and is researching the potential causes.

The Ohio EPA partners with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Natural Resources to develop the Sport Fish Health and Consumption Advisory.

To view the full statewide list, go to: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw/fishadvisory/index.aspx.

Rick Armon can be reached at 330-996-3569 or rarmon@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @armonrickABJ.