Delaware Issues New Fish Consumption Advisories for 2007 The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health issued new fish consumption advisories today for fish caught in Delaware waterways.
The 2007 advisories are the result of ongoing sampling and detailed laboratory analysis for the presence and concentrations of chemical contaminants in fish taken statewide from fresh, estuarine and marine waters.
- Eat no more than one meal per week of any fish caught in Delaware’s fresh, estuarine and marine waters. This advisory applies to all waters and fish species not otherwise explicitly covered by an advisory.
Slaughter Creek are:
- Prime Hook Creek and Waples Pond: For women who are pregnant or may become pregnant and young children, eat no more than one meal of fish from these waters per month. All other people can eat up to two meals of fish from these waters per month.
- Slaughter Creek: Eat no more than six meals per year. This advisory applies to the general population, including women of childbearing age and children.
Okay. Glad I'm eating canned tuna ...
Tip of the hat to Green Delaware