"Survey: 13 Million Pounds of Ohio River Fish Eaten Annually"

"People are eating an estimated 13 million pounds of fish per year from the Ohio River -- and that doesn’t count fish caught by commercial fishers.

Yes, there’s a commercial fishery, too, along the 981-mile Ohio River.

“There’s a stigma that only when you are desperately starving would you go eat fish from the Ohio River,” said Jason Flicker, the water resources program director for the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, a statewide environmental advocacy organization.

A new recreation survey of more than 5,000 people who live in communities in the river’s eight-state watershed, however, challenges that notion."

James Bruggers reports for the Louisville Courier-Journal March 15, 2010.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010