Originally Posted by pgithens
I read this the other day. Not to be a conspiracy theorist or anything . . but isn't it odd how the advisory focuses on two species that are almost entirely a sport fishery? Notably absent is Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and other apex predators that could accumulate toxins over a lifetime. Sure I understand that Blues & Stripers are more inshore species but last I checked pollutants don't care where they are in the water and baitfish tend to move from inshore to offshore. I would be willing to bet most people ingest FAR, FAR more toxins from a lifetime of tuna then a die-hard fisherman will ever ingest from eating their catch. I'd wager that some congressman's pocket is lined with a little extra cash from some of the larger food companies to keep things like tuna off advisory lists.
Hey Guys, See the below. This might answer your questions on why the Tuna haven't gotten hit so bad:
Large-scale environmental contamination incidents
 United States
 New York State
Between approximately 1947 and 1977 General Electric Company
(GE) released up to 1,300,000 pounds (590,000 kg) of PCBs into the Hudson River
. The PCBs came from the company's two capacitor
manufacturing plants at Hudson Falls
and Fort Edward
in New York State
In 1976, because of concern over continuing high levels of PCBs in local fish and other aquatic organisms, and the unacceptable risk to the health of consumers of such fish, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
banned all fishing in the Upper Hudson River, as well as commercial fishing of striped bass
and several other species in the Lower Hudson River,
and also issued advisories restricting the consumption of fish caught within a 20-mile (30 km) long segment of the Hudson River from Hudson Falls to Troy
There have been many programs of remediation work to reduce the PCB pollution. In 1984, approximately 200 miles (320 km) of the Hudson River was designated a Superfund
site, and attempts to cleanup the Upper Hudson River began, including the removal in 1977-8 of 180,000 cubic yards (140,000 m3
) of contaminated river sediments near Fort Edward.
In 1991, further PCB pollution was found at Bakers Falls near the former GE Hudson Falls factory, and a program of remediation was started.
In August 1995, a 40-mile (64 km) reach of the Upper Hudson was re-opened to fishing but only on a catch-and-release basis.
Removal of contaminated soil from Rogers Island
was completed in December 1999.
In 2002, the United States Environmental Protection Agency
announced a further 2,650,000 cubic yards (2,030,000 m3
) of contaminated sediments in the Upper Hudson River would be removed.