After Japan’s post-tsunami nuclear fallout in Fukushima last spring, many on the coast of BC (where fish is practically its own food group) have been concerned with the levels of radiation in our fish. People have been long awaiting the Canadian Food Agency to take an active role in testing Pacific fish. Numerous articles have been published asking why they haven’t tested the fish up until now. I cannot answer why it took them so long, but at long-last results are in.
Last week, CBC news reported that the Canadian Food Agency’s testing on twelve fish from the BC coastal waters came up with minimal amounts of radiation. The results fell below Health Canada’s action levels for radio activity. Test samples were taken from pink, sockeye, chum, coho, spring salmon, and albacore tuna; all were collected from different areas across the BC fishery, and all of them were determined safe for consumption.
[Read article here]. For an interesting read, see readers’ comments at the bottom of the page and their concerns about the results.