PA Gov. Ridge Administration Issues Statewide Fish-Consumption Advisory

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a national
 recommendation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state
 officials today issued a one-meal-per-week consumption advisory for fish
 caught in the state's waterways.
     "This advisory mirrors the advice put out in January by EPA for a
 nationwide fish-consumption advisory, specifically targeting pregnant and
 nursing mothers, women of childbearing age and young children," PFBC Executive
 Director Peter A. Colangelo said.  "In addition, we can eliminate any
 confusion the many different types of fish advisories can cause for anglers.
 By having one overarching statewide advisory of one meal per week for all
 fish, we can ensure that Pennsylvanians heading out to our waterways can
 safely enjoy the fish they catch."
     In January, EPA developed a standard for when to issue fish-consumption
 advisories based on mercury contamination.  At the time, EPA recommended that
 all states issue a one-meal-per-week advisory.  Mercury can enter surface
 waters from naturally-occurring mercury in rocks and soils and from industrial
 activities.
     "We'll continue to issue fish-consumption advisories that are more
 protective than one meal per week when necessary," said DEP Acting Secretary
 David E. Hess.  "Our goal is to ensure anglers have the best available
 information about the fish they catch so they can safely enjoy one of the most
 popular sports in Pennsylvania."
     In addition to today's advisory, state officials issued more protective,
 meal-specific advisories for mercury in sport fish.  A list of those
 advisories is attached.
     Pennsylvania has six categories of consumption advisories: no restriction;
 one meal per week; two meals per month; one meal per month; one meal every two
 months; or do not eat.  One meal is considered to be one-half pound of fish
 for a 150-pound person.
     People who regularly eat sport fish, women of childbearing age and
 children are most susceptible to contaminants that can build up in fish over
 time.  According to experts, those people should space fish meals out.  Women
 beyond childbearing years and men face fewer health risks from contaminants,
 but they also may wish follow the advisory.
     For more information on fish-consumption advisories or to get a complete
 listing of the test results, visit the PFBC through the PA PowerPort at
 www.state.pa.us, or directly at www.fish.state.pa.us.
 
     Editor's Note:  The following is a listing of additional fish consumption
 advisories for mercury contamination.
 
                              DELAWARE RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Lake Wallenpaupack
      (Pike and Wayne
      Counties)        Entire lake          Walleye          1 meal/month
     Delaware River    Source to Yardley    American eel     2 meals/month
     Delaware River
      and Estuary
      (Bucks,
      Philadelphia,
      and Delaware
      Counties)        Yardley to PA/DE
                        state border        Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Beltsville Lake
      (Beltsville
      State Park)
      (Carbon County)  Entire lake          Walleye          2 meals/month
     Tobyhanna Creek
      (Carbon and
      Monroe Counties) Pocono Lake dam
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Tunkhannock Creek
      (Wyoming County) Confluence of
                        South Branch
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Bush Kill
      (Monroe and Pike
      Counties)        Confluence of Saw
                        Creek to mouth      American eel     2 meals/month
     Promised Land Lake
      (Promised Land
      State Park)
      (Pike County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
     Prompton Reservoir
      (W. Br.
      Lackawaxen River)
      (Wayne County)   Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
                                            Walleye          2 meals/month
     West Branch
      Delaware River
      (Wayne County)   Entire section in
                        PA                  Brown trout      2 meals/month
 
                            SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body         Area Under Advisory  Species      Meal Frequency
     Susquehanna River
      (Susquehanna
      County)           Entire section      Smallmouth bass
                         in PA from the     Fallfish      2 meals/month
                         NY line above
                         Starrucca Creek
                         to the NY line
                         below Great Bend
     Susquehanna River
      (Wyoming,
      Lackawanna,
      Luzerne, Columbia,
      Northumberland,
      and Montour
      Counties)         PA Route 92 bridge
                         at Falls to
                         confluence with
                         West Branch        Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Big Elk Creek
      (Chester County)  Confluence of East
                         and West Branches
                         to PA/MD border    American eel  2 meals/month
     Conestoga River
      (Lancaster        Slackwater          Rock bass     2 meals/month
      County)
 
     West Conewago      to mouth
      Creek (York
      County)           SR 0295 bridge
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Laurel Lake
      (Cumberland
      County)           Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
     Tuscarora Creek
      (Juniata County)  SR 3008 bridge
                        above Port Royal
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Aughwick Creek
      (Huntingdon
      County)           U.S. 522 bridge
                         below Shirleysburg
                         to mouth           Rock bass     2 meals/month
     Raystown Branch
      Juniata River
      (Bedford and
      Huntingdon
      Counties)         Confluence of Ravers
                         Run (near Warriors
                         Path State Park)
                         to slackwater of
                         Raystown Lake      Rock bass     2 meals/month
     Middle Creek
      (Snyder County)   SR 0035 bridge
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass
                                            Rock bass     2 meals/month
     Penns Creek
      (Snyder and
      Union Counties)   Confluence of Laurel
                         Run to SR 0204 at
                         New Berlin         Smallmouth bass
                                            Rock bass     2 meals/month
     West Branch
      Susquehanna River
      (Union and
      Northumberland
      Counties)         I-80 bridge to
                         mouth              Channel catfish  2 meals/month
     Hunters Lake
      (Sullivan County) Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
     White Deer Creek
      (Union County)    I-80 bridge
                         to mouth           Brown trout      2 meals/month
     Loyalsock Creek
      (Sullivan and
      Lycoming
      Counties)         Confluence of Little
                         Loyalsock Creek at
                         Forksville to mouth Smallmouth bass 2 meals/month
     Pine Creek
      (Tioga County)    Confluence of Painter
                         Run to confluence
                         of Fourmile Run near
                         Colton Point State
                         Park               Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Kettle Creek
      (Clinton County)  Alvin R. Bush Dam
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Sinnemahoning Creek
      (Clinton and
      Cameron Counties) Confluence of Lower
                         Jerry Run to mouth
                                            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     First Fork
      Sinnemahoning Creek
      (Cameron County)  George B. Stevenson Dam
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Parker Dam State
      Park Lake
      (Clearfield
      County)           Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
     Driftwood Branch
      Sinnemahoning
      Creek (Cameron
      County)           SR 0120 bridge at
                        Cameron to
                         confluence of
                         Big Run            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Black Moshannon
      State Park Lake
      (Centre County)   Entire lake         Chain            1 meal/month
                                            pickerel
 
     Fishing Creek
      (Columbia County) SR 4008 bridge
                         near Light Street
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Lake Jean
      (Ricketts Glen
      State Park)
      (Sullivan and
      Luzerne Counties) Entire lake         Chain            1 meal/month
                                            pickerel
 
                                            Yellow perch      2 meals/month
     Lily Lake
      (Luzerne County)  Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Lake Winola
      (Wyoming County)  Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Lackawanna Lake
      (Lackawanna
      State Park)
      (Lackawanna
      County)           Entire lake         Bluegill         2 meals/month
 
     Wyalusing Creek
      (Bradford County) SR 0706 bridge at
                         Camptown to mouth  Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Towanda Creek
      (Bradford County) Confluence of
                         Schrader Creek
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Sunfish Pond
      (Bradford County) Entire pond         Largemouth bass
                                            Yellow perch     2 meals/month
     Sugar Creek
      (Bradford County) Confluence of
                         Bailey Run to
                         mouth              Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Chemung River
      (Bradford County) NY/PA border
                         to mouth           Channel catfish  2 meals/month
     Tioga River
      (Tioga County)    Confluence of
                         Crooked Creek to
                         PA/NY border       Smallmouth bass  1 meal/month
     Cowanesque
      Reservoir
      (Tioga County)    Entire lake         Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
 
     Cowanesque River
      (Tioga County)    Cowanesque
                         Reservoir to
                         PA/NY border       Black crappie    2 meals/month
 
     Hammond Reservoir
      (Tioga County)    Entire lake         Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
 
                              POTOMAC RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Licking Creek
      (Fulton and
      Franklin
      Counties)        Confluence of Big
                        Cove Creek to PA/MD
                        border              Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Meadow Grounds Lake
      (Fulton County)  Entire lake          Walleye         2 meals/month
 
                                OHIO RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Traverse Creek
      (Beaver County)  Source to dam in     Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
                       Raccoon State Park
 
     Thorn Creek
      (Butler County)  Source to SR 2012    Trout            2 meals/month
                        bridge at Frazier
                        Mill
 
     Youghiogheny Lake Entire lake          Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
      (Fayette and                          Walleye
      Somerset Counties)
 
     Youghiogheny River Youghiogheny Lake   Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
      (Fayette and     Dam to confluence of
      Somerset Counties) Lick Run
 
     Dunkard Creek
      (Greene County)  Confluence of Toms   Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
                        Run to confluence
                        of Roberts Run
 
     Dunkard Creek     SR 2021 bridge to    Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     (Greene County)   mouth
 
     Allegheny River
      (McKean County)  Confluence           Smallmouth bass  1 meal/month
                        of Potato
                        Creek to PA/NY border
 
     Allegheny Reservoir Entire lake        Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
      (Warren and McKean
      Counties)
 
     Allegheny River
      (Warren County)  Kinzua Dam to        Walleye          2 meals/month
                        confluence of
                        Morse Run
 
     Allegheny River
      (Forest County)  Warren/Forest        Walleye          1 meal/month
                        County line to
                        confluence
                        of Tubbs Run
 
     Allegheny River
      (Venango County) Confluence of Sandy  Walleye          2 meals/month
                        Creek to confluence
                        of Witherup Run at
                        St. George
 
     Beaver Run
      Reservoir
      (Westmoreland
      County)          Entire lake           Largemouth bass 2 meals/month
 
     Clarion River     Confluence of Coleman Smallmouth bass 2 meals/month
      (Forest,         Run above Cooksburg
      Jefferson, and   to confluence of
      Clarion Counties)                       Maxwell Run
 
     Clarion River
      (Clarion County) Confluence of Canoe  Walleye          2 meals/month
                        Creek above
                        Callensburg to
                        confluence of Turkey
                        Run
 
     East Branch Lake
      (E. Br. Clarion
      River)
      (Elk County)     Entire lake          Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     French Creek
      (Crawford County)                        Confluence of
                        Conneauttee Creek
                        to confluence of
                        Conneaut Outlet     Smallmouth       1 meal/month
                                             bass
     Sugar Lake
      (Crawford        Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
       County)
 
     Tamarack Lake
      (Crawford        Entire lake          Muskellunge      1 meal/month
       County)                              Walleye          2 meals/month
 
     Conneaut Lake
      (Crawford        Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
       County)
 
     Edinboro Lake
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Lake LeBoeuf
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
                                            Muskellunge
                                            Carp
 
     Lake Pleasant
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
 
     Eaton Reservoir
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Oil Creek
      (Venango County) SR 1004 bridge at
                        Petroleum Center
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  1 meal/month
     Tionesta Creek
     (Warren and Forest
      Counties)        SR 0666 bridge at
                        Henrys Mills to
                        Tionesta Reservoir
                        Dam                 Smallmouth bass
                                            Golden redhorse  2 meals/month
     Brokenstraw Creek
      (Warren County)  Confluence of Little
                        Brokenstraw Creek to
                        mouth               Golden redhorse  2 meals/month
     Conewango Creek
      (Warren County)  NY/PA border
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Tunungwant Creek
      (McKean County)  Confluence of East
                        and West Branches
                        to PA/NY border     Carp             2 meals/month
 
                                LAKE ERIE BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Conneaut Creek    SR 0215 bridge to    Smallmouth bass   2 meals/month
      (Erie County)    PA/OH border
 
     Lake Erie         Open waters          Walleye under 23  2 meals/month
      (Erie County)                          inches Freshwater
                                              drum
     Presque Isle Bay
      (Erie County)    Entire Bay           Largemouth bass   2 meals/month
 
     CONTACT:  Dan Tredinnick, Press Secretary of PFBC, 717-705-7806; April L.
 Hutcheson, Deputy Press Sec. of DEP, 717-787-1323; or Richard McGarvey, Acting
 Press Sec., Health, 717-787-1783.
 
 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a national
 recommendation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state
 officials today issued a one-meal-per-week consumption advisory for fish
 caught in the state's waterways.
     "This advisory mirrors the advice put out in January by EPA for a
 nationwide fish-consumption advisory, specifically targeting pregnant and
 nursing mothers, women of childbearing age and young children," PFBC Executive
 Director Peter A. Colangelo said.  "In addition, we can eliminate any
 confusion the many different types of fish advisories can cause for anglers.
 By having one overarching statewide advisory of one meal per week for all
 fish, we can ensure that Pennsylvanians heading out to our waterways can
 safely enjoy the fish they catch."
     In January, EPA developed a standard for when to issue fish-consumption
 advisories based on mercury contamination.  At the time, EPA recommended that
 all states issue a one-meal-per-week advisory.  Mercury can enter surface
 waters from naturally-occurring mercury in rocks and soils and from industrial
 activities.
     "We'll continue to issue fish-consumption advisories that are more
 protective than one meal per week when necessary," said DEP Acting Secretary
 David E. Hess.  "Our goal is to ensure anglers have the best available
 information about the fish they catch so they can safely enjoy one of the most
 popular sports in Pennsylvania."
     In addition to today's advisory, state officials issued more protective,
 meal-specific advisories for mercury in sport fish.  A list of those
 advisories is attached.
     Pennsylvania has six categories of consumption advisories: no restriction;
 one meal per week; two meals per month; one meal per month; one meal every two
 months; or do not eat.  One meal is considered to be one-half pound of fish
 for a 150-pound person.
     People who regularly eat sport fish, women of childbearing age and
 children are most susceptible to contaminants that can build up in fish over
 time.  According to experts, those people should space fish meals out.  Women
 beyond childbearing years and men face fewer health risks from contaminants,
 but they also may wish follow the advisory.
     For more information on fish-consumption advisories or to get a complete
 listing of the test results, visit the PFBC through the PA PowerPort at
 www.state.pa.us, or directly at www.fish.state.pa.us.
 
     Editor's Note:  The following is a listing of additional fish consumption
 advisories for mercury contamination.
 
                              DELAWARE RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Lake Wallenpaupack
      (Pike and Wayne
      Counties)        Entire lake          Walleye          1 meal/month
     Delaware River    Source to Yardley    American eel     2 meals/month
     Delaware River
      and Estuary
      (Bucks,
      Philadelphia,
      and Delaware
      Counties)        Yardley to PA/DE
                        state border        Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Beltsville Lake
      (Beltsville
      State Park)
      (Carbon County)  Entire lake          Walleye          2 meals/month
     Tobyhanna Creek
      (Carbon and
      Monroe Counties) Pocono Lake dam
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Tunkhannock Creek
      (Wyoming County) Confluence of
                        South Branch
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Bush Kill
      (Monroe and Pike
      Counties)        Confluence of Saw
                        Creek to mouth      American eel     2 meals/month
     Promised Land Lake
      (Promised Land
      State Park)
      (Pike County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
     Prompton Reservoir
      (W. Br.
      Lackawaxen River)
      (Wayne County)   Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
                                            Walleye          2 meals/month
     West Branch
      Delaware River
      (Wayne County)   Entire section in
                        PA                  Brown trout      2 meals/month
 
                            SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body         Area Under Advisory  Species      Meal Frequency
     Susquehanna River
      (Susquehanna
      County)           Entire section      Smallmouth bass
                         in PA from the     Fallfish      2 meals/month
                         NY line above
                         Starrucca Creek
                         to the NY line
                         below Great Bend
     Susquehanna River
      (Wyoming,
      Lackawanna,
      Luzerne, Columbia,
      Northumberland,
      and Montour
      Counties)         PA Route 92 bridge
                         at Falls to
                         confluence with
                         West Branch        Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Big Elk Creek
      (Chester County)  Confluence of East
                         and West Branches
                         to PA/MD border    American eel  2 meals/month
     Conestoga River
      (Lancaster        Slackwater          Rock bass     2 meals/month
      County)
 
     West Conewago      to mouth
      Creek (York
      County)           SR 0295 bridge
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Laurel Lake
      (Cumberland
      County)           Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
     Tuscarora Creek
      (Juniata County)  SR 3008 bridge
                        above Port Royal
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Aughwick Creek
      (Huntingdon
      County)           U.S. 522 bridge
                         below Shirleysburg
                         to mouth           Rock bass     2 meals/month
     Raystown Branch
      Juniata River
      (Bedford and
      Huntingdon
      Counties)         Confluence of Ravers
                         Run (near Warriors
                         Path State Park)
                         to slackwater of
                         Raystown Lake      Rock bass     2 meals/month
     Middle Creek
      (Snyder County)   SR 0035 bridge
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass
                                            Rock bass     2 meals/month
     Penns Creek
      (Snyder and
      Union Counties)   Confluence of Laurel
                         Run to SR 0204 at
                         New Berlin         Smallmouth bass
                                            Rock bass     2 meals/month
     West Branch
      Susquehanna River
      (Union and
      Northumberland
      Counties)         I-80 bridge to
                         mouth              Channel catfish  2 meals/month
     Hunters Lake
      (Sullivan County) Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
     White Deer Creek
      (Union County)    I-80 bridge
                         to mouth           Brown trout      2 meals/month
     Loyalsock Creek
      (Sullivan and
      Lycoming
      Counties)         Confluence of Little
                         Loyalsock Creek at
                         Forksville to mouth Smallmouth bass 2 meals/month
     Pine Creek
      (Tioga County)    Confluence of Painter
                         Run to confluence
                         of Fourmile Run near
                         Colton Point State
                         Park               Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Kettle Creek
      (Clinton County)  Alvin R. Bush Dam
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Sinnemahoning Creek
      (Clinton and
      Cameron Counties) Confluence of Lower
                         Jerry Run to mouth
                                            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     First Fork
      Sinnemahoning Creek
      (Cameron County)  George B. Stevenson Dam
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Parker Dam State
      Park Lake
      (Clearfield
      County)           Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
     Driftwood Branch
      Sinnemahoning
      Creek (Cameron
      County)           SR 0120 bridge at
                        Cameron to
                         confluence of
                         Big Run            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Black Moshannon
      State Park Lake
      (Centre County)   Entire lake         Chain            1 meal/month
                                            pickerel
 
     Fishing Creek
      (Columbia County) SR 4008 bridge
                         near Light Street
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Lake Jean
      (Ricketts Glen
      State Park)
      (Sullivan and
      Luzerne Counties) Entire lake         Chain            1 meal/month
                                            pickerel
 
                                            Yellow perch      2 meals/month
     Lily Lake
      (Luzerne County)  Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Lake Winola
      (Wyoming County)  Entire lake         Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Lackawanna Lake
      (Lackawanna
      State Park)
      (Lackawanna
      County)           Entire lake         Bluegill         2 meals/month
 
     Wyalusing Creek
      (Bradford County) SR 0706 bridge at
                         Camptown to mouth  Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Towanda Creek
      (Bradford County) Confluence of
                         Schrader Creek
                         to mouth           Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Sunfish Pond
      (Bradford County) Entire pond         Largemouth bass
                                            Yellow perch     2 meals/month
     Sugar Creek
      (Bradford County) Confluence of
                         Bailey Run to
                         mouth              Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Chemung River
      (Bradford County) NY/PA border
                         to mouth           Channel catfish  2 meals/month
     Tioga River
      (Tioga County)    Confluence of
                         Crooked Creek to
                         PA/NY border       Smallmouth bass  1 meal/month
     Cowanesque
      Reservoir
      (Tioga County)    Entire lake         Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
 
     Cowanesque River
      (Tioga County)    Cowanesque
                         Reservoir to
                         PA/NY border       Black crappie    2 meals/month
 
     Hammond Reservoir
      (Tioga County)    Entire lake         Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
 
                              POTOMAC RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Licking Creek
      (Fulton and
      Franklin
      Counties)        Confluence of Big
                        Cove Creek to PA/MD
                        border              Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Meadow Grounds Lake
      (Fulton County)  Entire lake          Walleye         2 meals/month
 
                                OHIO RIVER BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Traverse Creek
      (Beaver County)  Source to dam in     Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
                       Raccoon State Park
 
     Thorn Creek
      (Butler County)  Source to SR 2012    Trout            2 meals/month
                        bridge at Frazier
                        Mill
 
     Youghiogheny Lake Entire lake          Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
      (Fayette and                          Walleye
      Somerset Counties)
 
     Youghiogheny River Youghiogheny Lake   Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
      (Fayette and     Dam to confluence of
      Somerset Counties) Lick Run
 
     Dunkard Creek
      (Greene County)  Confluence of Toms   Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
                        Run to confluence
                        of Roberts Run
 
     Dunkard Creek     SR 2021 bridge to    Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     (Greene County)   mouth
 
     Allegheny River
      (McKean County)  Confluence           Smallmouth bass  1 meal/month
                        of Potato
                        Creek to PA/NY border
 
     Allegheny Reservoir Entire lake        Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
      (Warren and McKean
      Counties)
 
     Allegheny River
      (Warren County)  Kinzua Dam to        Walleye          2 meals/month
                        confluence of
                        Morse Run
 
     Allegheny River
      (Forest County)  Warren/Forest        Walleye          1 meal/month
                        County line to
                        confluence
                        of Tubbs Run
 
     Allegheny River
      (Venango County) Confluence of Sandy  Walleye          2 meals/month
                        Creek to confluence
                        of Witherup Run at
                        St. George
 
     Beaver Run
      Reservoir
      (Westmoreland
      County)          Entire lake           Largemouth bass 2 meals/month
 
     Clarion River     Confluence of Coleman Smallmouth bass 2 meals/month
      (Forest,         Run above Cooksburg
      Jefferson, and   to confluence of
      Clarion Counties)                       Maxwell Run
 
     Clarion River
      (Clarion County) Confluence of Canoe  Walleye          2 meals/month
                        Creek above
                        Callensburg to
                        confluence of Turkey
                        Run
 
     East Branch Lake
      (E. Br. Clarion
      River)
      (Elk County)     Entire lake          Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     French Creek
      (Crawford County)                        Confluence of
                        Conneauttee Creek
                        to confluence of
                        Conneaut Outlet     Smallmouth       1 meal/month
                                             bass
     Sugar Lake
      (Crawford        Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
       County)
 
     Tamarack Lake
      (Crawford        Entire lake          Muskellunge      1 meal/month
       County)                              Walleye          2 meals/month
 
     Conneaut Lake
      (Crawford        Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
       County)
 
     Edinboro Lake
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Lake LeBoeuf
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
                                            Muskellunge
                                            Carp
 
     Lake Pleasant
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  1 meal/month
 
     Eaton Reservoir
      (Erie County)    Entire lake          Largemouth bass  2 meals/month
 
     Oil Creek
      (Venango County) SR 1004 bridge at
                        Petroleum Center
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  1 meal/month
     Tionesta Creek
     (Warren and Forest
      Counties)        SR 0666 bridge at
                        Henrys Mills to
                        Tionesta Reservoir
                        Dam                 Smallmouth bass
                                            Golden redhorse  2 meals/month
     Brokenstraw Creek
      (Warren County)  Confluence of Little
                        Brokenstraw Creek to
                        mouth               Golden redhorse  2 meals/month
     Conewango Creek
      (Warren County)  NY/PA border
                        to mouth            Smallmouth bass  2 meals/month
     Tunungwant Creek
      (McKean County)  Confluence of East
                        and West Branches
                        to PA/NY border     Carp             2 meals/month
 
                                LAKE ERIE BASIN
 
     Water Body        Area Under Advisory  Species          Meal Frequency
     Conneaut Creek    SR 0215 bridge to    Smallmouth bass   2 meals/month
      (Erie County)    PA/OH border
 
     Lake Erie         Open waters          Walleye under 23  2 meals/month
      (Erie County)                          inches Freshwater
                                              drum
     Presque Isle Bay
      (Erie County)    Entire Bay           Largemouth bass   2 meals/month
 
     CONTACT:  Dan Tredinnick, Press Secretary of PFBC, 717-705-7806; April L.
 Hutcheson, Deputy Press Sec. of DEP, 717-787-1323; or Richard McGarvey, Acting
 Press Sec., Health, 717-787-1783.
 
 SOURCE  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection