It is important to keep an eye on the health of fish all over the world, as it could affect the ones in your own backyard.
The next time you are about to swallow a mouthful of tuna, you might want to think again. Recently, researchers at Stanford University have released the results of a study regarding tuna found off the coast of California. They determined that 100% of the fish they tested had traces of Cesium in them. Cesium is a harmful radioactive toxin, and the fish were affected due to the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown across the ocean in Japan.
While Cesium won’t make you drop dead after one bite of tuna, it would be wise to stop consuming this type of fish and others caught in the Pacific Ocean. Currently it is unclear which, if any, other types of fish have been contaminated. The Japanese government has already banned the sale and exportation of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima, but it appears the problem reaches much farther than their borders.
The next time you plan a fishing trip, make sure you head to an area with clean and healthy fish. The last thing you want to do is expose yourself or your family to radiation poisoning when you’re just trying to catch dinner. At Matagorda Bay, you can always bet on finding healthy fish of all varieties. For more information about fishing trips in the area, contact Captain Charlie Paradoski today!