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Mercury warning issued for Flathead lake trout

Steven Benson shows off two of more than 2,200 lake trout he, Mike, left, and Jerry (not pictured) have caught during Spring Mack Days. Their father started the three boys fishing on Flathead in the 1960s. Missoulian (VINCE DEVLIN Missoulian)
Steven Benson shows off two of more than 2,200 lake trout he, Mike, left, and Jerry (not pictured) have caught during Spring Mack Days. Their father started the three boys fishing on Flathead in the 1960s. Missoulian (VINCE DEVLIN Missoulian)

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Montana, CSKT issue warnings on mercury levels in Flathead Lake trout
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued consumption advisories for lake trout pulled from Flathead Lake due to mercury levels in the fish, with the advisories urging consumers not eat lake trout larger than 30 inches, and that children and women who are of child-bearing age not eat lake trout longer than 26 inches.
--Missoulian




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