Educating the public about toxins in white croaker fish

Don’t croak early, SoCal fishermen!: Thanks to unregulated dumping of DDT and PCBs into Southern California sewers between the 1950s and ’70s, fish caught off-shore from Los Angeles can have high concentrations of toxins. The white croaker, a fish popular with SoCal’s Asian community, is particularly good at absorbing the toxins. To protect the public from this danger, government officials are inspecting stores, taking samples, and working with community associations to spread the word. Far fewer white croakers are in the markets these days, and yet thousands of pounds of fish continue to be landed. Could they be headed for cat food, or CAFO food instead? (San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

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