The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Monday a precautionary fish consumption advisory for smallmouth bass from Abrams Creek and the Little River within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Smallmouth bass in Abrams Creek and Little River exceeded mercury trigger points recommended by both the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration (0.3 mg/kg). 

According to TDEC, other recreational activities on these streams such as kayaking, swimming, wading, and catch-and-release fishing carry no risk from mercury.

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