Help Wanted in NH mercury study

Biologists with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Jody Connor Limnology Center (JCLC) are seeking assistance in updating information on mercury levels in New Hampshire’s freshwater fish. Periodically, New Hampshire updates statewide fish consumption advisories for mercury, and also determines if pollution control efforts to reduce mercury are working. To help  keep consumption advisories current, the JCLC is looking to receive Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Eastern chain pickerel, Yellow perch, White perch, and Black crappie, or any fish considered suitable for eating, from any lake in New Hampshire.

To learn more:

Read the article from The Sampler, the monthly newsletter from the NH DES's Volunteer Lake Assessment Program

Check out more information on the Volunteer Mercury in Fish Sampling Program

Read the Volunteer Mercury in Fish Collection Procedure

Read the 2008 Update to the New Hampshire Statewide Mercury Fish Consumption Advisory

Download the Mercury in Fish Collection Data Form

For more information contact: 

Sara Steiner, VLAP Coordinator
NH Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-2658

sara.steiner@des.nh.gov