Catfish, bass labeled hazardous

MARION COUNTY -  Individuals who have enjoyed fishing for Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Bear Creek’s upper reservoir located in Marion County have been warned of chemical contamination by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Channel Catfish has been deemed safe to eat as a meal only once every month, while Largemouth Bass has been deemed unsafe to consume entirely at this time.
According to the ADPH fish consumption advisory, certain toxic chemicals have been found in some lakes and rivers throughout the State of Alabama and some of these chemicals can accumulate in fish.
Higher levels of contaminates can be found in larger and older fish.


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