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Is it safe to eat fish especially catfish from farm ponds that hold runoff from crop fields? I usually just buy some farm raised

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  • buckhunter
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    Eat the smaller fish. Larger fish tend to absorb the chemicals.

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  • Hunter Savage
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    jay now we know why your super man its from the chemicals in the fish you eat.
    i on the other hand just get mercury from the smoke stacks out west . by the way thanks for the acid rain thats killing my brook trout here guys thanks : (

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  • rabbitpolice88
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    I would not eat fish from a farm pond that gets run off from treated crops. I have my aggriculteral restricted herbicide and pesticide license for farming. What I learned and know about the chemicals opened my eyes to some of the nasty stuff that is out there. It only takes a very minute amount of exposure to do damage to you being. I was talking to an inspector for the DNR and she said a farmer had a pin sized hole in a sump pump hose that he was using to pump water out of a local river. The pumped turned off the chemical mix in the tank started to back syphon. only a very little bit got into the river but the area was destroyed by the chemical and the farmer was fined $25,000. If I thought there was even the slightest risk of run off contamination I would not eat the fish. If you are not sure get the water tested by the county or the extension service.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    I don't think it would be a good idea.

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  • steve182
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    Is there an inexpensive way to test water quality/ pollutant levels?

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  • jay
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    I guess it depends on how much insecticide runoff there is. I eat fish I catch in the Mississippi in the St. Louis area about twice a month. The information I have for that pool says not more than twice per week.

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  • Is it safe to eat fish especially catfish from farm ponds that hold runoff from crop fields? I usually just buy some farm raised

    Is it safe to eat fish especially catfish from farm ponds that hold runoff from crop fields? I usually just buy some farm raised catfish at the gro store when I want fish. Tomorrow another story about my friend Otto K.

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