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A fisherman hauls in a largemouth bass.

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Safe to Eat Potomac Offerings?

States advise which to avoid, which to limit, due to PCBs and methyl mercury.

Recreational and subsistence fishermen who catch fish on the Potomac River and its tributaries beware: Resident largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish, yellow perch, eel, and migratory striped bass (rockfish) and white perch, and other fish contain unhealthy levels of PCBs, methyl mercury, and pesticides.

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