LOWER MYSTIC FISH ADVISORY PROJECT

Striped BassHave you ever wondered if fish are safe to eat in the Mystic River?

MyRWA and partnering organizations are working to determine just that answer in the saltwater section of the Mystic River. The purpose of the Lower Mystic Fish Advisory Project is to provide clear, useful, and necessary public information that will enable the communities in the Lower Mystic River (below the Amelia Earhart dam) to safely catch and consume fish from the Mystic River.

 

PROJECT WORK

Project partners will work with Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to provide clear guidance to the communities of the Mystic River about the safety of consuming fish. Work products include:

  1. Conduct a basic assessment of available data on fish advisories.
  2. Develop more reliable information about the locations and extent of the current use of the Lower Mystic for fishing by residents.
  3. Determine which fish are caught and consumed in the Lower Mystic.
  4. Work with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and others to secure sufficient sampling to allow the agency to issue a specific fish advisory for the Lower Mystic.
  5. Obtain a specific fish advisory for the Lower Mystic with Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s assistance, if possible.
  6. Help Massachusetts Department of Public Health create a more user-friendly fish advisory. 

 

PROJECT PARTNERS

 

Read more at the Conservation Law Foundation's blog!

Read more at the UMASS Boston news site!

 

Return to the top