European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
Data set information
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|Data set name|
Swedish National Environment Contaminant Monitoring of Herring (1972-)
|Data holding centre||IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute - Stockholm|
|Time period||1972 - ongoing|
The Baltic Proper, Kattegat and Skagerrak
Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota
The Contaminant Programme in marine biota constitutes an integrated part of the national monitoring activities in the marine environment as well as the international programmes within ICES, OSPARCOM and HELCOM. The programme is financed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
Herring is a pelagic species that feeds mainly on zooplankton. It becomes sexually mature at about 2-3 years in the Baltic and at about 3-4 years at the Swedish west coast. It is the most dominating commercial fish species in the Baltic. It is important not only for human consumption but essential also for several others predators in the marine environment.
Herring is the most commonly used indicator species for monitoring contaminants in biota within the BMP (Baltic Monitoring Programme) in the HELCOM convention area and is sampled by Finland, Estonia, Poland and Sweden.
Herring samples are collected each year from six sites along the Swedish coasts: Harufjarden (Bothnian Bay), Angskarsklubb (Bothnian Sea), Landsort (northern Baltic Proper), Utlangan (southern Baltic Proper), Fladen (Kattegat) and at Vaderoarna (Skagerrak).
|Originators||Swedish Museum of Natural History|
Anders Bignert (2008) Comments Concerning the National Swedish Contaminant Monitoring Programme in Marine Biota.,
|Data web site||http://www.ivl.se/miljo/db/dvsb_hav.asp|
|Organisation||IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute - Stockholm|
|Contact||Mats Blomqvist (Data manager)|
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute - Stockholm
|Telephone||46 31-725 62 00|
|Facsimile||+46-(0)8-598 563 90|
|Collating centre||Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute|