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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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EPA Fish Consumption Study Summary
Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site – Seafood Consumption Study Summary The following is a summary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 report entitled, “Seafood Consumption Study” (Seafood Study or Study) that was completed for the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site (PV Shelf Site). BACKGROUND The PV Shelf Site is a large (approximately 34 [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming Events  


Earth Day L.A. - April 22, 2016 

Earth Day at the Bay - April 23, 2016 

Earth Day Celebration at the Aquarium of the Pacific - April 23, 2016 

Fiesta Broadway - April 24, 2016

Urban Ocean Festival - April 30, 2016

SOKA University 15th Annual International Festival - May 7, 2016

Strawberry Fun Fest - May 7-8, 2016


FCEC Partners Meeting - November 3, 2015


Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival - February 13, 2016


African American Festival - February 27-28, 2016


Noches de Estrellas, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific - March 18, 2016


HCC Walk-a-thon and Carnival - April 9, 2016, HCC San Gabriel


Interactive Map


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 Judy Huang, EPA Project Manager, at (415) 972-2681 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Carlin Hafiz, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (213) 244-1814 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it