Fish Consumption Advisory

Glenville Reservoir2017-07-06T14:14:33-05:00

Glenville Reservoir

Affected River Basins

Little Tennessee

Affected Counties

Jackson

Fish to avoid:

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Walleye

Walleye

Generally, choose these fish from the western part of the state:

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

White Crappie

White Crappie

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

White Perch

White Perch

Pollutants

Mercury

Advisory

Date issued: February 22, 2016

Recent testing showed elevated levels of mercury in walleye and smallmouth bass in the Glenville Reservoir. Previous studies have shown that largemouth bass in all waters of North Carolina have elevated levels of mercury. The N.C. Division of Public Health recommends that pregnant women, nursing women, women who may become pregnant, and children under age 15 should not eat any walleye, smallmouth or largemouth bass from Glenville Reservoir. Other people should not eat more than one meal per month of walleye or smallmouth bass, and one meal per week of largemouth bass from Glenville Reservoir. A meal of fish is about six (6) ounces of uncooked fish.

In addition to the site-specific fish consumption advisories listed above, there is a statewide advisory for the consumption of fish high in mercury, including Largemouth Bass.