New Fish Advisory Signs Now At Local Piers

Use these new signs as an easy reference.The next time that you are on a local pier, beach or fishing area, keep an eye out for our new fish advisory signs.  These new signs reflect the latest fish advisory set by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazards Assessment and will be posted at 29 locations by the end of the summer.

The fish advisory signs remind anglers to protect their health and the health of their families by not eating the five most contaminated fish caught between Santa Monica Pier and Seal Beach Pier: white croaker, barred sand bass, black croaker, topsmelt and barracuda.

The messaging on the signs is printed in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese, so that anglers who speak languages other than English can understand the information.  It was crafted in collaboration with our partners and got positive reviews by anglers on the piers.  We are excited to know that these signs will help anglers to easily determine which fish should not be consumed.

Check out the signs for yourself and let us know what you think.  Use the Google map below to find a fishing location near you.


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If you are looking for additional information about the new signs, here is a roundup of the recent media coverage on them:

“Group warns anglers not to eat some fish they catch”LA Daily News and sister papers

“New ‘Contaminated Fish’ Signs to be Posted in Southern California” – KTLA 5

“Piers get new signs warning against eating 5 kinds of fish”Daily Breeze

“Pier signs warn Southland anglers against eating some fish” – ABC 7

“Signs Warn Shore Anglers of Contaminated Fish”Marina del Rey Patch and sister sites


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