Fishing: A great pasttime, but you may not want to eat that fish without checking the state’s mercury advisories

One of the great things about living in Texas is our winters are mild enough that many outdoor activities are year round activities, including fishing.  BUT . . ., before you eat that fish, be sure to check out the mercury advisories for the state’s waterways on the Texas Department of Health website to make sure that fish is safe to eat – especially for children and pregnant women.

The main source of mercury in Texas waterways comes from coal fired power plants.  Check out www.stopthecoalplant.org for more information.