Beware of the White Croaker

White croaker. It’s plentiful. It’s easy to catch, and if you are fishing around the Palos Verdes Shelf in Southern California, it’s also highly contaminated with toxins; hence the reason why you should never eat the white croaker.

Below is a short introductory video that explains the history behind this contamination, as well as easy tips on how to identify the white croaker.

If you’d like to watch the video in Chinese, Spanish or Vietnamese, please visit our YouTube channel. Also, let us know what you think about our white croaker video in the comment section below!


Posted in Fish Advisory, Fishing

  • Events Roundup: Beach Cleanups and Aquarium Activities for January | Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)

    [...] of our highlights include videos to help you better identify and safely prepare fish to reduce your health risks of consuming contaminated seafood from the [...]

  • Bringing Fish Contamination Info to the Saltwater Fly Rodders | Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)

    [...] presentation at the club’s meeting left with some good takeaways.  Some of them knew that the white croaker was contaminated, but many of them were unaware that they should avoid eating fish like the [...]

  • Have No Fear – Safe Fish to Eat Are Here | Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)

    [...] far, FCEC has provided you with videos that help you identify fish you should not eat, such as the white croaker and the topsmelt. Now, we’ve launched a page to highlight fish caught off of the Palos [...]

  • I Smell A Topsmelt (But I Won’t Be Eating It) | Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)

    [...] our earlier video on the white croaker?  It’s a fish caught off of the Palos Verdes Shelf in Southern California that you should not [...]