Fish consumption advisory for Escambia County

Published 10:22 am Thursday, July 16, 2009

By By Staff Reports
A new consumption advisory has been issued for the Escambia County area to protect the public from possible exposure to mercury. The new advisory for Escambia County has been issued for Largemouth Bass in Burnt Corn Creek. The consumption level for this fish is being listed as one meal per month. Also consumption advisories in effect for Big Escambia Creek, Little Escambia Creek and Blackwater River that were issued in previous years remain in effect. The fish of concern in the advisories are Largemouth Bass in Big Escambia Creek and Little Escambia Creek and spotted bass in Blackwater River. Each could contain mercury and are only to be consumed once a month.

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