10 June 2009

More on “Don’t Eat Stripers and Bluefish

“As for bluefish caught in coastal waters, the Department of Environment tell us that fish of more than 20 inches tend to carry higher concentrations of PCBs - and here we have a repeat of the striper situation. Blues are bigger travelers than rockfish so much depends on where they have been and for how long in determining their safety at the table. All states from Maine to Georgia shared in the latest coastal warning. The Connecticut Department of Public Health has suggested as substitutes for blues and stripers such species as blackfish, winter and summer flounder and porgies.“

Article from HometownAnnapolis.com

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