Mercury in the water and fish!

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Biscuit, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Biscuit

    Biscuit New Member

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    theres a river about a little over a hr away thats have mercury in the water and fish, if i keep the flats and put them in cleaner waters will the mercury go away? or if they have young will they have mercury in them, thanks
     
  2. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    I don't think it will come out that easy.

    "Mercury concentrates in the muscle tissue of fish. So, unlike PCBs, dioxins and other organic contaminants that concentrate in the skin and fat, mercury cannot be filleted or cooked out of consumable game fish.

    This is from somewhere or someone on contaimination write ups.:smile2:
     

  3. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Welcome aboard Tony.
    No you can not clean out the PCB's and Mercury by keeping fish in fresh water. You can however avoid eating the belly meat, and adhering to the consumption limits set by the EPA. I don't think these chemicals are passed on to the young, but by the time they get to eating size they will have ingested some on their own. The bigger the fish the more they will have. Practice CPR in that river. Find a pond or lake to get your eaters from, thats what I do. :cool2:
     
  4. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Anthony, were glad your here!!
     
  5. Biscuit

    Biscuit New Member

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    i dont plan on eating any of them just tranfaring them to a better river, where theres no pcb's, so the youngs one would be ok after they had young, thats great!!!
     
  6. vegasryder

    vegasryder New Member

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    I love your sig :haha:
     
  7. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    Me my self wouldnt eat any fish from that place. Just catch and release jmo. I like others would get my eating fish from other places.
     
  8. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    im with jack on this one. read the advisories on the waters you fish. im sure that its illegal to transplant fish into public waters so check the regs on that. thay can really change the eco system with thier eating habits.
     
  9. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I read a good article on another site. Mercury is present in everything. You cut a tree, mow your lawn your releasing mercury. How much was released when the backhoe dug that hole? The USA released over 11 million tons into the air last year. Not just smoke coming from those stacks. And don't break that rock.
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!
     
  11. Gator

    Gator New Member

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  12. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    anthony,

    i admire your efforts and thoughts, but invasive species, even if they are only from a couple miles away, can cause a lotta damage. its a pretty big deal down here on the gulf.

    j.d.
     
  13. Ed1

    Ed1 New Member

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    Are you talking about the north fork of the holston river ?