There are signs posted all up and down the Detroit River that tell you what type of fish have the most contaminants. It's a scale from good to bad, with the fish that are good at the top. Those are the ones I eat, the ones on the top.
I only eat predatory fish: walleye, perch, silver bass, muskies, northern pike, like that. They don't sit in one spot like, say, a catfish. That's a bottom-feeder, so whatever's on the bottom, they're going to contain it. Around here it's mercury.
See those piles over there across the water? That's coal. Stand here during a northwesterly wind and you can feel it. You get it in your nose, your ears, on your clothes. I wouldn't recommend anyone fishing out here when the wind's blowin' from that direction.
Seems to me there should be some type of screen over it. But I'm only a guy that's fishin', versus a billion-dollar corporation. (Interviewed August 15, 2012)