Eating safe fish from the Cape Fear River, NC — Stop, Check, and Enjoy!

In this video, Veronica Carter (Boarder member, NC Coastal Federation) and Deborah Dicks Maxwell (President, New Hanover County NAACP) discuss the origins of the Stop, Check, and Enjoy! Campaign, why subsistence fish consumption out of Cape Fear River is an environmental justice issue, and specific aspects of the Stop, Check, and Enjoy! Campaign:

STOP: Kids under 15 and people who are or may become pregnant should not eat wild-caught catfish or largemouth bass from anywhere in North Carolina.

CHECK: Everyone should check advisories for all fish from the Cape Fear River.

ENJOY: Enjoy safer fish once you have checked local advisories, and follow per week portion and meal recommendations

The Stop, Check, and Enjoy! Campaign encourages eating of safer fish and preferred preparation and cooking methods to limit exposure to chemical contaminants found in fish caught from the Cape Fear River.….

Find delicious and safe fish recipes in our 2021-22 calendar:…

The Stop, Check, and Enjoy! Campaign was developed by the Duke University Superfund Research Center’s Community Engagement Core, Cape Fear River Watch, North Carolina Coastal Federation, the New Hanover County of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the New Hanover County Department of Health and Human Services, and the Duke University Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.

Video created by Hendy Street