Carmen’s Note: New Ways to Learn about Fish Contamination Now in Our e-Newsletter

Carmen WhiteFCEC has made great progress in reaching out to communities about fish contamination during these last few months.  I’m excited to share our progress with all of you.  We’ve posted new signs at local fishing spots, created a new map on the FCEC website and launched a new contest!

The posting of our new fish advisory signs in fishing areas across Los Angeles, Long Beach and Seal Beach is an amazing accomplishment.  I have seen this project develop from an idea to execution and the level of collaboration has been integral to its success.  These signs will be permanent reminders to anglers not to consume the five fish, caught from Santa Monica Pier to Seal Beach Pier, that are highly contaminated.

I also invite you to check out the new interactive map on our website; it is a really easy way of determining if the fish advisory applies to a fishing area.  The map marks local environmental/community organizations and bait and tackle shops, too!

If you are looking to share fish contamination information with your community, the article about FCEC’s Booth in a Box will interest you.  Free educational materials in multiple languages are yours—all you need to do is distribute them at your community event.

Did you know that there is a history of mislabeling in the seafood industry?  Read this eye-opening article on seafood mislabeling to make sure you’re eating the fish you intended to eat.

Finally, there is a new contest currently running on our blog.  You could win a free fishing trip for two if you can identify the fish on our slide show!  Not a bad way to enjoy summer!

I hope this e-Newsletter issue helps you learn more about the local fish contamination.  Help us to spread this information by sharing these stories with others.

If you have any questions, the FCEC team is always happy to help.  Leave a comment in this post or email



Carmen White


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  • Asim Jofa

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  • FCEC

    Thanks for the compliment, Asim! To get involved in the FCEC community, check out our facebook page and YouTube channel for informational videos on how to safely prepare fish and more!