- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PINETOP-LAKESIDE, Ariz. (AP) - Fishing for largemouth bass at a reservoir near Pinetop-Lakeside is coming with a warning.

The state Department of Environmental Quality says tissue samples from the fish in Scott Reservoir have elevated levels of mercury.

The department says adults should not eat more than 2.4 ounces of the fish per week, and children should limit consumption to 2 ounces per month.

Officials say mercury levels can spike when larger fish eat smaller ones and insects.

The department says recreation activities aren’t impacted because mercury in fish is much more concentrated than it is in the water.

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