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AL health officials issue fish consumption advisories

Certain fish caught in advisory locations are safe to eat, but you should restrict to 1-2 meals per month. (Source: MGN) Certain fish caught in advisory locations are safe to eat, but you should restrict to 1-2 meals per month. (Source: MGN)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama public health officials said you need to watch what you eat after you come back from your fishing trips. Fish in several North Alabama freshwater spots are under consumption advisories.

Health officials said the fish are contaminated with different levels of mercury. The fish is okay to eat, but only in limited amounts – one or two meals per month.

The most impacted species is the largemouth bass. Parts of Cypress Creek, Guntersville Reservoir, Wheeler Reservoir, and Widows Creek are all impacted by the advisory.

There are also warnings about channel catfish in some areas. Click here for the complete list of fish and locations affected by the advisory.

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