Texas Fish Consumption Bans DFW arae

Discussion in 'Fish' started by triplebq, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Fish Consumption Bans

    Dallas/Fort Worth Area

    Lake Worth in Tarrant County
    Chemicals of Concern: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
    • Persons should not consume any species of fish from these waters.
    Fosdic Lake in Tarrant County
    • For common carp, adults and children 12 and older should eat no more than two 8-ounce servings per month.
    • Children under 12 should eat no more than two 4-ounce servings per month.
    • Women who are or might become pregnant and women who are nursing should not eat any common carp from the lake.
    Trinity River from Texas 34 to Cedar Creek Reservoir discharge in Kaufman, Ellis, Henderson, and Navarro counties.

    Chemicals of Concern: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Chlordane, DDE
    • Persons should not consume any species of gar from these waters.
    The possession of all species of fish and crabs is prohibited from the following areas. Catch and release of fish and crabs from these areas is lawful. For maps and details on these bans, see the TDSHS Listing of Waterbodies with Possession Bans.
    • Portions of upper Lavaca Bay in Calhoun County
    • The Donna Irrigation System in Hidalgo County
    • Trinity River from the 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, downstream to the Texas 34 Bridge in Kaufman and Ellis Counties southeast of Dallas
    • Mountain Creek Lake in Dallas County
    • Echo Lake in Tarrant County
    Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
    Toll Free: (800) 792-1112, Austin: (512) 389-4800
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  2. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Unfortunately, more and more of our rivers and lakes are becoming contaminated. PCBs are one of the worst. There is a resevoir near me that was polluted by a transformer plant with PCBs right after it was flooded (about 51years ago). The lake is still contaminated and signs are posted at all the launch sites warning of the PCBs. It's a real shame. Really nice large mouth bass, bream, catfish, crappie etc. and they can't be eaten.
    I think if we really work at it, we can screw the whole place up. [​IMG]
  3. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    It makes me mad too . They take our money for State Inspections on our cars and yet Big companies run wild and ruin our sources of food and fun.
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All I can say is that Its a Shame to spoil something natural.

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