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Fish Tissue Advisories Commercial Fishing Bans

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These advisories are current as of the time of publication, but are subject to change. Please consult the MDEQ Web Site or call the MDEQ Laboratory (601-961-5701) for the most up to date information.

STREAM REACH

CHEMICAL

DATE ISSUED

ACTION

Little Conehoma Cr. & Yockanookany R. in Attala & Leake Counties. From Hwy. 35 near Kosciusko Downstream to Hwy. 429 near Thomastown (approx. 15 miles).

PCB’s

June 1987

Consumption Advisory,

All species Commercial
Fishing ban.3

Lake Susie, Oxbow Lake of Old Tallahatchie River in Panola County west of Batesville

PCB’s

Nov. 1989

Consumption Advisory,

All species Commercial
Fishing ban.3

Escatawpa River from the AL state line to I-10.

Mercury

May 1995

Limit Consumption;

Advisory for Bass and large Catfish (27 in.)1

Bogue Chitto River

Mercury

May 1995

same as above1

Pearl River Hwy 25 (Leake County) downstream to Leake County Water Park

Mercury

June 2001

same as above1

Yockanookany River

Mercury

May 1995

same as above1

Enid Lake

Mercury

May 1995

same as above1

Pascagoula River

Mercury

Sept. 1996

same as above1

Yocona River From Enid Lake to Little Tallahatchie River

Mercury

Sept. 1996

same as above1

Grenada Lake & Yalobusha River From Hwy 9 at Calhoun City downstream to Hwy 8 & 35 at Holcomb.

Mercury

June 2001

same as above1

Archusa Water Park in Clark Co.

Mercury

Sept. 1996

same as above1

Gulf of Mexico

Mercury

May 1998

Consumption Advisory,

ban for King Mackerel2

Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge (All Waters)

Toxaphene,

DDT

1975

Closed to fishing3

Delta Region / All waters east of the Mississippi River levee and west of the bluff hills

Toxaphene,

DDT

June 2001

Limit Consumption Advisory

for buffalo, carp, gar, and large catfish (22 in.)4

  1. The Mississippi Dept. of Health recommends that people limit the amount of largemouth and spotted bass and large catfish that they eat from these areas, because of high levels of mercury in the fish. Children under seven and women who might have children should eat no more than one meal of these fish every two months. Other adults should eat no more than one meal of these fish every two weeks.
  2. The Mississippi Dept. of Health recommends that people limit the amount of 33”-39” king mackerel they eat from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Do not eat king mackerel greater than 39”. Children under seven and women of childbearing age should eat no more than one meal of these fish every two months. Other adults should eat no more than one meal of these fish every two weeks.
  3. Do not consume any fish from these waters.
  4. The Mississippi Dept. of Health recommends that people eat no more than two meals per month of buffalo, carp, gar, and catfish over 22 inches from all waters in this area, except for Steele Bayou, Black Bayou, Bee Lake, Recon Lake (Rainey’s Lake) and Lake Charlie Capps.
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