June 27, 2013
A fisherman hauls in a largemouth bass.
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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.