Albermarle Sound from Bull Bay to Harvey Point; West to the mouth of the Roanoke River and to the mouth of the Chowan River to the U.S. Highway 17 Bridge.
Affected River Basins
Roanoke, Chowan, and Pasquotank
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, and Washington
Fish to avoid:
Chain Pickerel (Jackfish)
Generally, choose these fish from the eastern part of the state:
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)
Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)
Redear Sunfish (Brim)
Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Brim)
Date issued: October 2001
Catfish and carp from these waters may contain low levels of dioxins. Women of childbearing age and children should not eat any catfish or carp from this area until further notice. All other persons should eat no more than one meal per month of catfish and carp from this area. Swimming, boating and other recreational activities present no known significant health risks and are not affected by this advisory. A meal of fish is approximately six (6) ounces of uncooked fish.