Comments on: An Eye-Opening Fish Story http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Irishangler http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22047 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:12:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22047 Hey Danny,

Stumbled upon you post here, glad to hear you returned the fish, it’s probably only a small thing in America, but over here in Ireland we try to encourage everybody to do it, altho many of the trout anglers abuse the take home limit :(

If you ever make it over to ireland give us a shout

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By: Danny Hart http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22046 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 13:12:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22046 We returned this past weekend. We did some fishing, but not nearly as much as we would have if the lake we were on was unpolluted. And any fish we caught we released.

We found other ways to enjoy the beautiful Adirondacks, but even while swimming I couldn’t help but think about this blog post.

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By: Gary Boyer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22045 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 03:09:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22045 Depends on how long the holdover trout were there, what they ate, etc.

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By: Gary Boyer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22044 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 03:07:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22044 Seems there would be a distinction between stocked and holdover trout. Stocked trout should not be contaminated, as they were grown in uncontaminated hatcheries. Holdover trout could be contaminated.

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By: Maria http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22043 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 04:39:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22043 Here are some facts I found from National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA). They documented the occurrence of PCB’s in the Mohawk River in the vicinity of Utica and Little Falls, New York. These results contributed to decisions by the New York State Department of Health to issue fish consumption advisories on carp and selected game fishes, including large mouth bass and tiger muskellunge.

Also, In 1962 Rachel Carson wrote a book called “Silent Spring”. The book argued that pesticides and especially DDT, were poisoning both wildlife and the environment and also endangering human health. The public reaction to this book launched the modern environmental movement, and DDT became a prime target of the growing anti-chemical and anti-pesticide movements during the 1960’s. However, to date, there is not a single known human death from DDT poisoning.

It’s very sad that these chemicals have polluted our waters to the point that an old paste time like fishing is unsafe. I used to fish all the time when I was a little girl and the best part of it was cleaning and eating the fish we caught. Those days seem to be gone!

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By: Danny Hart http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22042 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:16:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22042 Thanks for the feedback all. Obviously this touches on several areas of interest. But ultimately it seems to be a disconnect between what we perceive as pristine and what is actually real. I’m just glad that I found out something is being done to reduce pollution in these amazing lakes.
I’ll let you know how the trip turns out.

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By: penny auctions reviews http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22041 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:44:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22041 Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful!

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By: Mac http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22040 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 03:40:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22040 Excellent and good sharing thanks

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By: Jim Simpson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22039 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:26:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22039 This is a load. The NY DEC informed me a few years back that the acid rain problem in the Adirondacks has long since been solved. People keep quiet about it because there is still money to be had in hyping the problem. This from field DEC officers. We have gone to the Adirondacks every year since 1999, fish in lakes and streams and have heard nothing about mercury, DDT or anything else. The largest problem is invasion of formerly trout-only waters that now have sunfish, perch and bass, that out compete the trout.

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By: Scott http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/an-eye-opening-fish-story/#comment-22038 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 01:00:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9211#comment-22038 Check out the recent Denver Post article that discusses Colorado’s Eagle River return to healthy fishing after EPA’s Superfund cleanup efforts.

http://www.denverpost.com/outdoors/ci_18511066

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