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Fishing Warnings in Baltimore County

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BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) - Anglers in Maryland will soon get new warnings about fishing in polluted waterways.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Department of the Environment is providing signs to Baltimore County that indicate fish in certain waterways could have mercury, PCBs, and pesticides.

The signs, in English and Spanish, will advise anglers to avoid or limit the amount of fish they eat.

The county has identified 20 locations for the new signs and is looking at other possible sites.

The Maryland Department of the Environment recently provided similar signs to Prince George's County to put near the Anacostia River.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.