San Francisco Bay Seafood Consumption Study

Project Timeframe: 1998 to 2000

Despite a 1994 health advisory recommending limited consumption of San Francisco (SF) Bay fish, little was known about the population fishing and consuming from the SF Bay. The SF Bay Seafood Consumption Study was designed to characterize fish consumption patterns, identify highly exposed populations, and gather information for developing educational activities. In just under one year, IAI field staff conducted over 150 visits to fishing sites and interviewed over 1300 people. Recommendations from the study became the starting point for the San Francisco Bay Fish Outreach and Education Project initiated in 2010.