"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."Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 03/16/2010