Fish Advisory Information

The Governor approved Assembly Bill No. 762 on October 7, 2019. This Bill made changes to the manner that health advisories related to areas where contaminated fish or shellfish may be caught. More specifically, the Bill would require local health officers to conspicuously post health warnings upon the issuance of a site-specific fish or shellfish health advisory as defined by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). The purpose of this advisory is to protect the public from potential sources of contamination that may be present in fish and shellfish that are caught along the Orange County coastal, bay, and harbor waters. OEHHA has identified several areas along the Orange County coastlines ranging from Seal Beach to San Clemente where such contamination may be present.

The Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC) is the public outreach and education component of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) program to protect the most vulnerable populations from the health effects of consuming contaminated fish related to the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site. Visit the PVS/FCEC website for more information on fish consumption concerns.

Below are OEHHA Site Specific Fish Advisories for the impacted Orange County waters:

OEHHA Site-specific Area: Santa Monica to Seal Beach Pier





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  • Affects areas south of Santa Monica and extends to the Seal Beach Pier.

OEHHA Site-specific Area: Seal Beach Pier to San Mateo Point





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  • Affects areas south of the Seal Beach Pier: Anaheim Bay, Huntington Harbour, Bolsa Bay Marsh, Newport Bay (Upper/Lower), Newport Beach, Newport Beach Pier, Balboa Pier, Dana Point Harbor, San Clemente.

 

Additional Links
 California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Fish Information: https://oehha.ca.gov/fish
Assembly Bill No. 762 text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB762
CalEnviroScreen 4.0: https://oehha.ca.gov/calenviroscreen/report/calenviroscreen-40
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 5/South Coast Region: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Regions/5
Fish Contamination Education Collaborative: https://www.pvsfish.org/