Health Warning Issued For Columbia River Fish

The state department of health issued a warning that the public should limit consumption of some varieties of fish caught in the Columbia river because of elevated levels of mercuy and PCBs.

Anyone eating fish from the Columbia River caught between Vantage and the McNary Dam should limit themselves to one meal per month of carp, mountain whitefish and white sturgeon; two meals a month of bridgelip sucker, largemouth bass and walleye; and four meals a month of smallmouth bass.

Salmon, shad, steelhead, and lamprey remain safe to eat.