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Fish Advisories Protocol

Wednesday, October 5, 2011  |  Contact: Media & Communications (225) 342-1532
The protocol for Louisiana's fish and shellfish advisories is designed to provide standardized guidelines regarding the development and issuance of fish and shellfish consumption advisories while allowing for the incorporation of site-specific data that are reliable and validated. The steps in the process, such as investigation of contaminants in fish tissue, determination of the need for an advisory, and the ultimate interagency consultation, follow the same procedural steps for each location, but variations in advisory procedures or recommendations may occur due to the consideration of appropriate site specific factors.