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dc.contributor.authorLoeffler, G.
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Judy L.
dc.contributor.authorTrammell, H.
dc.contributor.authorHolmbeck-Pelham, Skelly A.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-12T12:48:25Z
dc.date.available2013-07-12T12:48:25Z
dc.date.issued2003-04
dc.identifier.isbn0935835083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48346
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractAnglers utilize the Chattahoochee River for both recreational fishing and fishing to supplement their family’s diet. Along the mainstem of the Chattahoochee River, individuals are fishing in areas that are under fish consumption guidelines for PCBs and mercury. The anglers are either choosing to ignore the fish consumption guidelines or are unaware that these guidelines exist. The reach of the river between Peachtree Creek and Hwy 27 in Franklin is of particular interest since it is receiving inputs from the metropolitan Atlanta area. Ninety-two surveys were taken from 1999 through 2002 from anglers found fishing along the mainstem of the Chattahoochee River. Information regarding the age and ethnicity of anglers, frequency of fishing, types of fish caught, and consumption of catches was collected from participants. Fifty percent of the anglers interviewed were African American, 36% Caucasian, 11% Hispanic, and 3% Asian. Minority anglers were twice as likely to consume fish than non-minority anglers. Based on these findings, the authors recommend that warnings be posted in English and Spanish and local community education be implemented.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2003. Monitoring and Flint Riveren_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectFish consumptionen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.subjectPCBsen_US
dc.subjectMercuryen_US
dc.subjectFish consumption warningsen_US
dc.subjectChattahoochee Riveren_US
dc.titleFish Consumption Patterns along the Upper Chattahoochee Riveren_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. River Basin Centeren_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US
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