Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

Southern California Locations between Point Dume and Dana Point
[1991]

Twenty-four locations in this area of southern California have been tested. No consumption advisories based on chemicals are issued for the following locations: Santa Monica Pier, Venice Pier, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Emma/Eva oil platforms, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Fourteen Mile Bank, Catalina (Twin Harbor), and Dana Point.

Because of elevated DDT and PCB, however, advisories have been issued for the locations shown in the table that follows. (One meal is about six ounces.)

Site

Fish Species

Recommendation*

Point Dume/ Malibu off shore White croaker Do not consume
Malibu Pier Queenfish One meal a month
Short Bank White croaker One meal every two weeks
Redondo Pier Corbina One meal every two weeks
Point Vicente Palos Verdes-Northwest White croaker Do not consume
White's Point White croaker Do not consume
  Sculpin One meal every two weeks+
  Rockfishes One meal every two weeks+
  Kelp bass One meal every two weeks+
Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors (especially Cabrillo Pier) White croaker Do not consume
  Queenfish One meal every two weeks+
  Black croaker One meal every two weeks+
  Surfperches One meal every two weeks+
Los Angeles/Long Beach Breakwater
(ocean side)
White croaker One meal a month+
  Queenfish One meal a month+
  Surfperches One meal a month+
  Black Croaker One meal a month+
Belmont Pier
Pier J
Surfperches One meal every two weeks
Horseshoe Kelp Sculpin One meal a month+
  White croaker One meal a month+
Newport Pier Corbina One meal every two weeks

*A meal for a 150-pound adult is about six ounces. Figure about one ounce of consumption for each 20 pounds of body weight.

+ Consumption recommendation is for all listed species combined at the particular site.

1991 Study of Chemical Contamination of Marine Fish from Southern California (pdf - summary)

 
 
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