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About FCEC

The Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC) is the public outreach and education component of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) program to protect the most vulnerable populations from the health effects of consuming contaminated fish related to the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site.

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Reeling In Local April Events
With spring in full bloom and fish starting to bite, it’s time to join in on the fun, local fishing and community events that are happening all around us. Grab your family and friends and reel them in for a good time this month with these local events: >> Meet Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Programs Director [...]

Bait Shop Outreach Gets Down to Business
In order to increase anglers’ awareness of the Do Not Consume (DNC) fish, FCEC implemented a project that focuses on reaching out to local bait shops.

Spring into Fishing Season
The fish are swimming strong, so it’s time to catch all the fishing fun! There are plenty of family friendly fishing-related activities that will surely bring out the naturalist in all of us. >> Grunions are marching onto the beach this month. Start the season off right at Meet the Grunion on March 2 with [...]


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FCEC works throughout Southern California to evaluate the prevalence of contaminated fish and survey anglers on their fishing habits. This Fishing in California map will provide you with our most recent monitoring and public outreach efforts



More About FCEC

FCEC is a major part of US EPA’s Institutional Controls (ICs) program and works in conjunction with monitoring and enforcement efforts.

If you are interested in finding out more on EPA's work related to the Palos Verdes Shelf superfund site, please contact Phillip Ramsey, EPA Project Manager, at (415) 972-3006 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jackie Lane, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (415) 972-3236 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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