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State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
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Trout Caught in New Jersey Waters


A recent NJDEP project analyzed hatchery trout (from state operated and private facilities), wild trout and trout from commercial markets for several contaminants including mercury, PCBs, DDT and its metabolites (DDD & DDE), and chlordane. The overall results show that levels of all contaminants tested in hatchery trout were low and similar to those found in trout from commercial markets. Hatchery raised & wild trout, with the exception of Schooley's Mountain Brook, are within the general fish consumption advisory for state freshwaters of no more than one meal per week for both the general population and high-risk individuals. Wild trout caught from Schooley's Mountain Brook fall within the current general population advisory of no more than one meal per week, and no more than one meal per month for high-risk individuals.


FINAL REPORT ON
INVESTIGATIONS OF POTENTIAL CONCENTRATIONS AND SOURCES OF
CONTAMINANTS IN NEW JERSEY HATCHERY TROUT

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Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director
Mailing Address:
Mail code 428-01, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 0862

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340