Thought this was interesting, there have long been bans on eating Sydney Harbour fish because of dioxins from the Homebush region.
Here's the NSW Government recommended maximum intake of single species caught east of Sydney Harbour bridge (recommended no fish to be eaten that are caught west of the bridge) ...
*Species *Number of 150g serves *Amount per month
Prawns 4 serves per month 600g
Crab 5 serves per month 750g
Bream 1 serves per month 150g
Flounder 12 serves per month 1800g
Kingfish 12 serves per month 1800g
Luderick 12 serves per month 1800g
Sand whiting 8 serves per month 1200g
Sea mullet 1 every 3 months 50g
Silver biddie 1 serves per month 150g
Silver trevally 5 serves per month 750g
Tailor 1 serves per month 150g
Trumpeter whiting 12 serves per month 1800g
Yellowtail scad 8 serves per month 1200g
Squid 4 serves per month 600g
Dusky flathead 12 serves per month 1800g
Fanbellied leatherjacket 24 serves per month 3600g
So bream, mullet and tailor are the worst. Interesting that squid is quite restricted, must be an accumulator.
Plenty of heavy metals, PFAS, dioxins and other cr.p in rivers such as Brisbane River, there were heavy metals found in shellfish outside Brisbane River mouth decades ago, yet there doesn't seem to be any dietary guidelines, let alone for eating fish in other Australian metro waters.
Interestingly, Brisbane River tributary Bremer River is still a toxic mess, and former NT EPA boss Bill Freeland was trying to get it cleaned up back in 2021 ... https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-21/ ... n/13159398
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