Delta Watershed Fish Project 2005-2006
09/2005 - 06/2006
The purpose of this project was to characterize populations that consume fish from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed and conduct outreach, education and training activities to reduce their exposure to mercury. Research activities included four fish consumption surveys (Delta boaters, California women, WIC clinic patients in Stockton, and Delta anglers). These surveys sought to improve understanding of the demographic characteristics of at-risk populations, fish consumption patterns and consumption advisory awareness. Outreach and educational activities included needs assessments, convening of a local stakeholder advisory group, and development and distribution of multilingual materials. Training activities included the development of a curriculum about fish contamination and training for trainers. Training activities were targeted to community groups, county staff, and health care providers. Funding for this project was provided by the California Bay-Delta Authority and the Delta Tributaries Mercury Council.
Ø The Fish Mercury Project—Fish tissue monitoring and risk communication in the Bay-Delta Watershed
o Project website: http://www.sfei.org/cmr/fishmercury/