Press Releases

Health advisory recommendations for each of the fish species are based on levels of methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fish sampled from Little Rock Reservoir.
Mar 24, 2014
The guidelines for 16 fish species in San Diego Bay and an accompanying advisory for 12 species in nearby Mission Bay. The recommendations for Mission Bay are less restrictive than for San Diego Bay, with no fish species listed in the “do not eat” category. The recommendations are based on the levels of methylmercury and PCBs in different fish species in the two bodies of water.
Oct 22, 2013
State sport fish advisory for San Luis Obispo County’s Oso Flaco Lake. Oso Flaco Lake is part of the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a California State Park. More than 50 fish from the lake were collected and analyzed for the presence of contaminants. The pesticides the fish were tested for—chlordanes, DDTs, and dieldrin—are legacy chemicals that have been prohibited for many years due to their high toxicity and persistence in the environment.
Aug 13, 2013
The 2011 advisory and guidelines for San Francisco Bay replace an earlier 1994 advisory, and draw on over a decade of more recent data showing San Francisco Bay fish contain mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  They also incorporate nutrition science showing that fish provide dietary protein and essential nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids that promote heart health.
May 23, 2011

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