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Warning Issued on Salmon, Trout From Federal Hatcheries

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says tests on salmon and trout raised in federal hatcheries in the Northeast found enough PCBs and other toxic chemicals that consumers should severely limit consumption – no more than one meal of the fish every two months. Hatchery fish are fed the same PCB-contaminated fishmeal as farm-raised salmon; studies by EWG and other researchers have shown that farm-raised salmon have far higher levels of toxic PCBs than wild salmon. In California, EWG and the Center for Environmental Health have moved to sue for a warning label on farmed salmon.

FWS Test Results
AP Story
EWG's PCBs in Farmed Salmon Issue Page