Utah Has No Money for Fish Advisories

The Salt Lake City Tribune reported last week that the state health department has not posted signs at boat launches about the danger of eating fish with high levels of mercury because they do not have the money to pay for the $15 signs created in state prisons.

That actually sounds reasonable, a problem of our recessionary age, if you consider that there could be thousands of boat launches that need to be posted. But there are only 16 boat launches on waterways with high mercury levels that need the signs.

Does anybody have $240 for Utah. Anybody?

Read the article here.

Some duck species in Utah are also under a consumption advisory for mercury. Read information from the Utah Department of Health here.

Photo: This sign is posted in Delaware. I’m not sure if having the warning in two languages makes it more expensive. Courtesy of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

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