this was a few years back but just thought i'd share. there is a lake that is known to have high amounts of mercury in it and has warning signs to not eat the fish posted about. my brother and his girlfriend were walking the shoreline to find a couple of asian guys catching a TON of fish (carp) and keeping them in a bucket. my brother told them that it is not a good idea to eat them because of the high mercury content in the water. the man replied "oh don't worry, it is for our resturant, thank you very much"
That's why I usually order "cat" when I eat Chinese. At least you know it's fresh.
and....anything else to this tale?
fwiw, most fish has mercury in it, some more than others, unless you eat this stuff everyday and 2-3 times at that per day, I wouldn't be overly concern.
I also am not to worried about mercury in fish... but what is interesting is how prelvelant it is for Asian resturants to poach the meat the serve. Certainly they are not the only culprits, but they seem to pop up more often than not. This is a significant problem in California.
Abalone, sturgen, bass etc..
DFG Makes Big Bust Of Striper Poachers (http://www.fishsniffer.com/dbachere/061226poaching.html)
Suspects in custody include:
* “Operation Farmer’s Market,” Kiem Van Nguyen, 50, and his wife Luyen Thi Nguyen, 45, both of Sacramento. Two additional suspects were arrested on unrelated drug charges;
* “Operation “Speedy Delivery,” Ly Van Nguyen, 49, and his wife Cuc Thi Nguyen, 48, both of Sacramento;
* “Operation Bass Master,” Luan Van Dao, 44, and his wife Mung Thi Bui, 42, both of Sacramento. Also taken into custody were Tuan Anh Dao, 22, Thuan Nguyen, 29, and Chichi Peng, 25, all of Sacramento, and Tung Van Nguyen, 80, of Elk Grove;
* “Operation Tailgate Party,” Dong Van Doan, 66, and Hop V. Doan, 29, both of Sacramento.
Wardens Nab 17 to Break Up Suspected Poaching Rings (http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=18481)
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