Fish consumption advisories for Galveston, Houston-area waters

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HOUSTON - The Texas Department of State Health Services has revised fish consumption advisories for certain waters in the Houston area.

An advisory is in effect from the San Jacinto River to the Houston Ship Channel. People should limit or avoid eating of all species of fish and blue crab from the Houston Ship Channel, the San Jacinto River below the Lake Houston Dam and all contiguous waters north of Highway 146. Laboratory testing of fish and blue crab from these areas showed concentrations of chemicals and pesticides that exceeded health guidelines.

The health department has removed the consumption advisory for spotted seatrout from a portion of Galveston and Trinity Bays and all of East and West Bays. The area is south of a line from Red Bluff Point to Five-Mile Cut Marker to Houston Point. Lab tests shows fish in these areas no longer pose a significant health risk.

An advisory remains in effect for spotted seatrout from the Upper Galveston Bay. The fish there continue to pose a health risk. An advisory also remains in effect for blue crab from this area.

An advisory for all species of catfish remains in effect for all of the Galveston Bay System.

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