Marine Institute Open Access Repository >
Marine Institute Community of Research Publications >
Irish Fisheries Leaflets >
Irish Fisheries Leaflets >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10793/532

Title: Contaminants in marine biota 1990 monitoring programme
Authors: Nixon, E R
McLaughlin, D
Boelens, R G
O'Sullivan, G
Keywords: Leaflet
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Department of the Marine
Citation: Nixon, E. R., McLaughlin, D., Boelens, R. G. & O'Sullivan, G., "Contaminants in marine biota 1990 monitoring programme", Irish Fisheries Leaflet, Department of the Marine 1991
Series/Report no.: Irish Fisheries Leaflet;151
Abstract: In 1990, samples of fish from commercial catches landed in Ireland, and fish and shellfish collected at Irish coastal sites, were analysed in accordance with the requirements of the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of the Oslo and Paris Commissions (OSPARCOM). The methodologies employed were consistent with JMP Purpose A: Significance to human health, and JMP Purpose C: Existing geographical distributions. The levels of heavy metals and chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds were generally low: well below the internationally accepted levels for protection of human health, and below the levels known to be of significance to marine life. Higher than Irish average levels were found in areas such as Dublin Bay, Cork Harbour, Mornington on the river Boyne, and the Barrow and Rogerstown Estuaries. These are all adjacent to densely populated and industrialised catchments and coasts. There were no cases of serious contamination.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10793/532
ISSN: 0332-1789
Appears in Collections:Irish Fisheries Leaflets

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Irish Fisheries Leaflet No 151.pdf1.63 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Use License

Items in the Marine Institute Open Access Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! Marine Institute Copyright © 2011  - Feedback