Hello all, Before I get into the topic of this thread, a little introduction… My name is Andrey and I am a local SoCal boater and fisherman. I’ve had my (first) boat for a little over three years now. It is a 1995 Boston Whaler Dauntless 15 with a 2010 Honda BF60. In the last two years, I’ve really gotten into visiting Anacapa and occasionally Catalina and Santa Cruz on my boat. In this time, I’ve clocked 230 hours on the engine and traveled almost 1500 miles. In the last year, I’ve gotten into fishing the local waters. I don’t have many boater / fishing buddies, in fact, I am usually out there alone, so I’ve had to learn boating and fishing on my own. I usually fish shallow coves on Anacapa for rockfish, sheephead, perch, cabezon, calicos, and opal eye. I don’t have much experience with “sport fish”. I have yet to catch a seabass and halibut. I did catch a bunch of small yellowtail off Pitas Point in Ventura one time. Enough with the introductions. We’ve all heard or read stories of radiation in local fish due to the continuing radiation fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Many of the recent stories I’ve read have been very negative but without much facts. I catch a good amount of fish which feeds our (small) family on a fairly regular basis. This has me concerned about what we are eating. I’ve know about croaker and sand bass contamination in the Santa Monica Bay and avoid those species when I fish there. The radiation levels in fish (although mostly reported as testing high) is still a mystery to me. To get some facts, I’ve decided to test the fish I catch. I have access to a “Fluke Advanced Survey Meter” radiation monitor. This is not a cheap toy monitor but a professional monitor that is calibrated annually. I am also trained and professionally experienced using this instrument. Don’t ask me how I have access to it, I’d tell you but then I’d have to kill you. So I’ve done an initial test on some sheephead, perch and calico I caught off Anacapa over the last two weekends and one of the yellowtail that was left over in the freezer. Good news, no significant radiation spikes. The calico showed levels just above the background maximum. If anyone would like to hear the actual numbers, I can post the results table. Now for my offer… If you would like to have your fish tested for your own peace of mind or to help in this study, please contact me at [email protected] or PM me here. All I ask for is a chunk of fish to test and eat… it would be nice to get something besides the satisfaction of doing this in return for my time. I think it would be great to have ongoing radiation testing and documenting of the testing with possibly an interactive mapping feature. Any feedback on my proposal will be appreciated. (I wanted to post this in the reports section to get more exposure but was worried that it would get moved. If moderators support this effort, maybe we can sticky it…?) Thank you!