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DHEC Updates Fish Consumption Advisories

Earlier in July DHEC released updated fish consumption advisories for all South Carolina waters.  These advisories are intended to inform the public if the fish they catch in South Carolina rivers and lakes are safe to consume, and in what quantity.  DHEC issues advisories for Mercury, PCBs and Radioisotopes.  

World Fish Migration Day

Today is World Fish Migration Day, a one day global initiative to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.  Many fish must travel up and down rivers to complete their lifecycles, unfortunately a number of issues, including dam construction, poor flow conditions and poor water quality, have made those migrations difficult and caused declines in migratory fish species.  Restoring these species and their habitat is an important step to improving the health and productivit