Heal the Bay is looking for people to join our Angler Outreach Team! This group of dedicated people spends their days on local piers talking to fishermen about the importance of avoiding contaminated fish. The national EPA recently awarded the program one of its top honors for protecting public health.
In Santa Monica Bay, most fish are safe to eat. Some species, however, are contaminated with DDT, PCB and mercury dating from the decades old hot spot off the coast of Palos Verdes. This is particularly true for white croaker (also called Kingfish or Tomcod), barred sand bass, black croaker, topsmelt and barracuda.
If you're interested in joining the Angler Outreach program, please visit our jobs page. Or learn more about the DDT contamination off the coast of PV.