A Review of Past and Present Fish Consumption Advisories
Reinert, Robert E.
Stober, Quentin J.
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Transition from fish consumption advisories based on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) action levels to advisories based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) risk assessment procedures has caused confusion among fishery professionals, anglers, and the public. What are the differences between the older and newer advisories? How are these recommendations established, and how accurately do they actually measure the health risk associated with eating fish? Anglers and the public deserve some basic answers to these questions so that they can understand the process that can have a severe impact on sport fisheries.