Fish warnings in effect
Published 8:57 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2009
By By Adam Robinson
Anglers using Burnt Corn Creek should be advised of a new warning from the Alabama Department of Health.
The state health department’s annual fish consumption advisories, issued after testing in recent months, warns the public not to eat largemouth bass from Murder Creek more than once a month.
The warning is one of nine new fish consumption advisories issued for bodies of water in Escambia and other counties, including Barbour, Covington, Escambia, Greene, Russell and Shelby.
The new advisories for 2009 near the Brewton area include the Gantt Reservoir in Covington County, Point A Reservoir in Covington County and Patsaliga Creek in Covington County.
For the Gantt Reservoir, areas include the Conecuh River and lake-wide samples.
Residents are asked to consume one meal per month of largemouth bass.
For Point A, consumption levels are two meals per month.
These species would be eaten by larger or more aggressive species, thereby transferring the contaminant from the species consumed to the larger species.
Women of childbearing age and children should not consume any of these fish for which a Limited or No Consumption Advisory exists.
The following advisories remain in effect: