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State sets county’s fish consumption advisories

Byline: Josh Dutton

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently released its fish consumption advisories for 2019, a list of locations where the state recommends that people limit the amount of fish they eat because of contamination from substances such as mercury, PCBs and PFOS.

In Escambia County, Big Escambia Creek at Louisville and Nashville Railroad bring crossing is one of the places on the list.

Here one should only eat one channel catfish per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Largemouth and spotted bass shouldn’t be eat at all due to high levels of mercury.

The Blackwater River between the County Road 4 bridge and the Alabama/Florida state line. One should limit their largemouth bass to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Spotted bass should also be limited to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Burnt Corn Creek in the vicinity of U.S. Hwy. 31 is one the list for largemouth and spotted bass.

Largemouth bass should be limited to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Spotted bass should also be limited to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

The Little Escambia Creek at the U.S. Hwy. 31/29 bridge is also on the list.

Largemouth bass should be limited to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Spotted bass should also be limited to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Murder Creek between the confluence with Burnt Corn Creek and Conecuh River is also on the list.

Channel catfish should be limited to one meal per month due to elevated levels of mercury.

Largemouth and spotted bass shouldn’t be eaten at all due to high levels of mercury.

The Sepulga River in the vicinity of Brooklyn is on the list and no species of fish is safe to eat due to high levels of mercury.