The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to place signs along the Santa Monica Pier warning fishermen that eating the fish from the Santa Monica Bay may pose some health risks.
The council asked the staff to prepare the signs in Spanish and English.
The council has also asked the staff to monitor studies being conducted by state and county health departments in connection with the growing controversy over the possible contamination of the bay.
Last month, Dr. H. W. Puffer, a pathologist at the USC School of Medicine, released a study showing significant levels of toxic chemicals in the bay. Those findings have been disputed by other researchers.
A task force has been formed, as the result of legislation sponsored last year by Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica), to study how the pollution has affected sport fishing in the bay.