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About FCEC

The Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC) is the public outreach and education component of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) program to protect the most vulnerable populations from the health effects of consuming contaminated fish related to the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site.

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June Events to Kickoff the Summer
School’s out for summer, but curious minds never stop for a break! If you need some help keeping those energetic youngsters at bay, we have plenty of fun and educational events for the whole family to attend. >> Dive into the rich and diverse culture of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s [...]

Giving Chinese and Vietnamese Communities Some Food for Thought
Like most of us, many local Chinese and Vietnamese community members are foodies. They are passionate about what they eat and since fish is a regular part of the Chinese and Vietnamese diet, active partnerships with the Herald Community Center (HCC) and Boat People SOS (BPSOS) have been critical in connecting FCEC’s message with these [...]

May Your May Be Full of Fun Events
Enjoy some fun in the sun or some late night fishy business at these local community events. They’re sure to go swimmingly for those that are young at heart. >> Explore and celebrate Southern California’s Coast at the Urban Ocean Festival on May 3  4 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. FCEC will be [...]


Upcoming Events   FCEC Partners Meeting - November 3, 2015


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FCEC works throughout Southern California to evaluate the prevalence of contaminated fish and survey anglers on their fishing habits. This Fishing in California map will provide you with our most recent monitoring and public outreach efforts



More About FCEC

FCEC is a major part of US EPA’s Institutional Controls (ICs) program and works in conjunction with monitoring and enforcement efforts.

If you are interested in finding out more on EPA's work related to the Palos Verdes Shelf superfund site, please contact Phillip Ramsey, EPA Project Manager, at (415) 972-3006 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jackie Lane, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (415) 972-3236 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .