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How safe is your catch of the day?
6/24/2019
Credit:
BOB WOOLEY, Estes Park Trail Gazette
You cast your line into a local stretch of river or a nearby mountain lake, and peacefully wait. Or you put your waders on and try to cast a perfect wind-cutting loop with your fly rod into a fast-moving freestone spring. Any way you do it, fishing in Colorado is a rite of passage that many have enjoyed since childhood. To many anglers and lovers of the outdoors there may be nothing better than a freshly caught rainbow or brown trout sizzling in a cast-iron pan over an open fire beneath a star-filled summer sky.

But with air pollution, road runoff and even naturally occurring contaminants in our environment, how safe is it to eat the fish we catch from local water sources?

Although many toxins can affect fish, shellfish and other aquatic life found in oceans, lakes and rivers, Mercury is the culprit people worry about the most.


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON THE TRAIL GAZETTE WEBSITE:
https://www.eptrail.com/2019/06/24/how-safe-is-your-catch-of-the-day/