Re: NANFA-- eating catfish from the Potomac

John Bongiovanni (
Wed, 11 Jun 2003 19:07:41 -0500


Avoid the larger fish. The larger fish accumalate PCB's, mercury and
other contaminants over time.

Quote from the State of Virginia and is good advise for most large
bodies of water around the country. "Channel catfish larger than 18
inches taken from these waters may contain PCBs. Eat no more than one,
eight-ounce meal per month. (4/19/99)" Here is the link:


Jay DeLong wrote:

> Any thoughts? Please share them with Sun tao.
>> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:19:21 -0400
>> From: "Sun, Tao" <>
>> Dear Sirs,
>> Could you please let me know if we can eat the CATFISH in Potmac
>> river in Washington? My father is a fishing lover, who gets fish for
>> eating sometime. If the fish is free of pollution?
>> Thanks a lot.
>> Sun tao
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