More Fish Consumption Rate reporting from KPLU:
Efforts to change that standard have stalled, and Washington’s tribes, fed up, are calling on federal authorities to intervene.
Washington’s current standard assumes people eat less than 8 ounces of fish per month—about what’s in a large basket of fish and chips. It’s not realistic and everyone knows it, says Swinomish Tribe chairman Brian Cladoosby.
“I just had two big pieces of halibut last night. It was probably close to 12 ounces,” Cladoosby said. “And Dad brought me over a baked King salmon just the other night. I mean, that’s all I eat.”