CONTAMINATED WATERWAYS

Gullah Geechee Leadership Institute

There are many environmental issues that threaten our communities and just one of these is the contamination of the fish in our waterways. This is so important as many people fish not just for sport but to provide food for their families.

CONTAMINATED WATERWAYS

Gullah Geechee Leadership Institute

There are many environmental issues that threaten our communities and just one of these is the contamination of the fish in our waterways. This is so important as many people fish not just for sport but to provide food for their families.

According to the 2018 South Carolina Fish Consumption Advisories, virtually all the significant rivers and creeks in coastal areas have some level of dangerous pollution in the fish populations.

While everyone loves to catch big fish, older and larger fish have eaten more and have been in the water longer, so there may be more contaminants in their bodies.

The biggest threat is from mercury and PCBs.

levels of pollution for Mercury and PCBs