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On Sunday, October 17th, FCEC participated in the Cabrillo Autumn Sea Fair in San Pedro, where over 200 local residents were in attendance. Event attendees stopped by our FCEC booth and had a lot to say about fish contamination.

Catching and eating fish used to be as simple as that: first you catch the fish then you eat it.

Well, if you

FCEC is coming to a fishing spot near you! Over the past year our program has identified several fishing locations between Seal Beach and Santa Monica that will be targeted for signage, warning about local fish contamination.

Whether piers or local fishing spots, the goal is that each locale will host a sign that warns against consuming the five most contaminated fish. The signs, which are estimated to be installed by Summer 2011, will also direct anglers to FCEC

Do you like to fish? How about free food, fun games and prizes? Well, if your answer is yes to any of these (not-so-tough) questions you should bring your family and friends on out to FCEC’s Fisherman Appreciation Day in Venice this coming Saturday.

Here are the details:

Location: End of Venice Pier

Date: July 31st, 2010

Time: 12:00pm

The at-risk communities we focus on here at FCEC are not often fluent in English, which makes the way we communicate that much more critical. As such, we recently rolled out an updated website that includes our online content in multiple languages.

We hope that this faster and all around better version of providing information in different languages on will have a positive impact on our outreach efforts and the community at-large. In addition to English, the site is now available in Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

And this is just the beginning! More added features are coming soon, including video content and other educational and promotional material. This is an exciting time for FCEC and we want to thank you for being a part of it. So be sure to check out our new language features on our website!

The Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC) was recently honored with a Silver Anvil Award, a distinction awarded every year to organizations that have made a real impact, forging public opinion in a positive manner. The Silver Anvil Award, which is awarded by Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), is one of the public relations profession

A new experimental catch and release fishing program is hitting Southern California

So you want to know what fish you caught? Not only that, but you want to know if the fish is safe for consumption or if you should throw it back?

Not to worry, FCEC to the rescue!

Beginning in May, FCEC is using a brand new, tip card reflecting the 2009 fish consumption advisory that is being distributed to fishermen throughout the region. It will help people make educated choices about what to do with the fish they catch.

New information about proper fish preparation and consumption methods is also included on the card in hopes to reduce consumption of contaminated fish.

Currently available in English, the card will soon be available in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. It

FCEC spent the 24th and 25th of April celebrating Earth Day at the wonderful Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. In all we were able to reach out to over 430 community members about fish contamination.

One of the people we spoke with was aware of the contamination on Palos Verdes Shelf and expressed a hopeful outhook,