Delta Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (MERP)
The Delta Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (Delta MERP) is a collaborative effort of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Public Health, and the Department of Water Resources to reduce human exposure from eating contaminated fish. Some fish that are caught in the Delta, and other water bodies in the State, contain elevated levels of mercury. While fish is a highly nutritious food, it is important to limit or avoid the types of fish that are high in mercury. MERP activities include convening a stakeholder advisory group, implementing outreach and education projects, developing signs in the Delta and developing multilingual educational materials.