State issues advisory for Lake Michigan trout

State officials have issued an advisory warning about the potential health risk of eating larger lake trout from Lake Michigan. The Detroit News reported Saturday that the advisory states that fish 20 inches or longer should not be eaten. Trout 22 inches or longer were considered potentially hazardous last year.
AP Wire
Jul 17, 2011


State officials said the new advisory does not mean that contamination from PCBs, dioxins and the chemical compound Chlordane is a worsening problem in Lake Michigan trout. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said the risks are slim of real harm from occasionally eating lake trout.

DNR fisheries division acting chief Jim Dexter said the advisory “serves as a guideline, not a mandate.” But some charter boat owners worry the advisory will hurt business.

Information from The Detroit News


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