Over the last decade, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and Duke University have been working with key stakeholders in the fish consumption advisory (FCA) process in North Carolina to better understand perceptions of FCAs and ultimately, to improve health outcomes related to fish consumption.

In March of 2019, an organizing committee with representatives from UNC’s Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility, NCSU’s Center for Human Health and the Environment, and Duke’s Superfund Research Center organized a forum of diverse stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities to creating a more effective FCA process. Participants included agencies and organizations that collect fish tissue data, conduct human health risk assessments, and communicate with the fishing public, as well as people who fish for recreation and subsistence.

Read more about the NC Fish Forum, recommendations and future plans to improve FCAs and protect human health