Speak Out: Are Occoquan Catfish Safe to Eat?
Someone on Fairfax Underground wants to know.
Would you eat a catfish from the Occoquan River? That's what someone with the username Urysohn on Fairfax Underground wants to know.
Urysohn originally posted the question on Aug. 4 and almost immediately received a few responses saying that eating an Occoquan catfish was not a wise choice.
"Tons of lawn fertilizer dumps into that river along with other nasty chemicals," one response read.
"Remember they are bottom feeders," another responded.
Another response advised only eating fish shorter than 18 inches from the river, and only once a month.
"From the reservoir eat all you want," the response added.
Do you fish in the Occoquan River? What are your thoughts?
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