A government-funded study suggested that many fish from rivers and canals are ending up on our dining tables are contaminated with toxic chemicals above safe limits.
Fish can bioaccumulate environmental contaminants and so can contribute a significant amount to dietary exposure to those chemicals.
Mike Berthet, director of fish and seafood at M&J Seafood, voiced his concerns at the growing tendency of angling for personal consumption. “The inland water in the UK is notoriously polluted,” he said. “Anyone not buying fish from registered companies or markets with requisite quality control is always going to be at risk.”