While the idea is controversial in some circles, Maryland must hold agricultural corporations accountable for the pollution their poultry generates. The company that owns the poultry should be responsible for its waste. Currently, they hold no responsibility for their pollution. The state also must do a better job of monitoring Maryland's waters for other pollutants like pesticides, mercury and hydrocarbon. Intersex fish — male fish carrying eggs like a female fish — are just one example of what this pollution does to our environment. Toxic contaminants that accumulate in fish and are ingested by humans can have a devastating impact on our health, resulting in fish consumption advisories.