Fish Consumption Advisory

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Lake Gaston

Affected River Basins

Roanoke

Affected Counties

Halifax, Northampton and Warren

Fish to avoid:

Blue Catfish

Blue Catfish

Bowfin (Blackfish)

Bowfin (Blackfish)

Brown Bullhead

Bullhead Catfishes

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Chain Pickerel (Jackfish)

Chain Pickerel (Jackfish)

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Walleye

Walleye

Warmouth

Warmouth

White catfish

White Catfish

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Generally, choose these fish from the central 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)

White Bass

White Bass

White Perch

White Perch

Pollutants

Mercury

Advisory

Date issued: November 18, 2009

Elevated levels of mercury may be found in walleye and largemouth bass in these waters. Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, and children under 15 should avoid eating walleye and largemouth bass from this lake due to high levels of mercury. Other people should eat no more than one to two meals per month of walleye or largemouth bass from this lake. A meal of fish is approximately 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.