Fish Consumption Advisory

Welch Creek2017-07-06T14:14:33+00:00

Welch Creek

The entire creek in Beaufort, Martin, and Washington counties.

Affected River Basins

Roanoke

Affected Counties

Beaufort, Martin, and Washington

Fish to avoid:

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

Blue Catfish

Blue Catfish

Bowfin (Blackfish)

Bowfin (Blackfish)

Brown Bullhead

Bullhead Catfishes

Chain Pickerel (Jackfish)

Chain Pickerel (Jackfish)

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Common Carp

Common Carp

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Warmouth

Warmouth

White catfish

White Catfish

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

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

Striped Bass

Striped Bass

White Bass

White Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Brim)

Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Brim)

American Shad

American Shad

Hickory Shad

Hickory Shad

White Perch

White Perch

Pollutants

Dioxins and Mercury

Advisory

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 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.