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High Mercury Levels Found in Alaskan Par...

High Mercury Levels Found in Alaskan Park Fish

A study conducted for the National Park Service (NPS) was recently published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) concerning high mercury levels found in Alaskan national park fishes. High concentrations of mercury negatively affect wildlife survival and reproductive success. Human consumption of fish with elevated levels of mercury contributes to a number of serious […]

Park Service Sustainable Seafood Policy ...

Sunrise on the Fairweather Mountain peaks over the Margerie Glacier - Photo by NPS

Park Service sustainable seafood policy questioned: Seemingly following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart, the National Park Service recently announced its phase out of seafood used by park concessionaires not certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as being part of a sustainable fishery. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released news of this seafood policy on […]