What Fish Are Safe to Eat in LI Sound?

You can find blufish—and bass—on the reefs of Long Island Sound
You can find blufish—and bass—on the reefs of Long Island Sound

The Hour reports that Connecticut waters are the cleanest they’ve been in decades, but still contain lingering contaminants such as PCBs, mercury and lead, which can accumulate in the flesh of popular food fish.

In Long Island Sound, most fish are safe to eat except for special restrictions on striped bass, bluefish and weakfish, which have the highest levels of mercury, says the article. According to the CT Department of Health, striped bass and bluefish over 25” should not be eaten by women of child-bearing age and limited to one meal per month by others. Bluefish between 13” and 14” can be safely eaten once a month by all groups.

Read more about the health risk posed by Long Island Sound food fish.