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Governor Inslee sets new standards for state water quality

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced plans Wednesday to raise fish consumption standards to a small serving per day: 175 grams or about 6 ounces.

Don’t like fish? Don’t worry, it’s not a diet requirement. It’s about health: State officials use the fish consumption rate to set water-quality regulations that are strict enough to protect the health of people who eat local fish from negative impacts of pollution.

Washington’s current standard is 0.2 ounces of fish per day, which represents a…

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