Health officials: Lake Michigan trout unsafe to eat
Michigan health officials say no one should eat any lake trout from Lake Michigan because the fish contain dangerous levels of PCB, dioxins, and the now-banned pesticide chlordane.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports:
The previous “don’t eat” advisory for lake trout caught in Lake Michigan south of Frankfort, including the entire Muskegon area, covered only those 22 inches or larger.
The updated advisory was one of nine changes statewide in the 2011-12 Michigan Fish Advisory. None of the others affected waters in the Muskegon area.
In the case of Lake Michigan lake trout, testing showed hazardous levels of PCBs, chlordane and dioxins in all harvestable sizes of the fish, not just those 22 inches or larger.
The full statewide fish advisory is available from the state Dept. of Community Health website.