Is it safe to consume fish caught off CA coast?
I think of the Powr plants, refineries around San Pedro, Long Beach S.of Los Angeles..and San Gabriel River of course.. and i also hear seweage overflow that eventually empties to pacific water off CA coast/some directly thru channel and rivers..others by this pipeline thing!
Now the use is banned, but DDT was a big issue of concern to degradating water quality, overall marine environ.. presumably still visible on CA coastal oceaninc bottom mixed in sediment.. the effect to the thinning of bal eagle eggshell etc.. and also news about mercury..other carciogens in heavy concentration inside some types of fish..particularly king fish (also called white croaker ) – heard some people even got cancer after eating ones caught off santa monica pier.
(more likely can’t scientifically be verifies the direct link right?)
but it’s still mind boggling very much to imagine being sick after eating potentially polluted fish caught off CA coast.. seems to me, fish caught further offshore in general taste better than ones being caught shallower area as pier.. is this observed fact has much link..or logical basis to think it has somewat to do with water contamination?
Brief to the point, is it much safer to eat fish from along CA coast..or if it’s safer to eat fish from farther offshore than immediate vicinity of shallow water?