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Data set name

Contaminants in fish and shellfish in Belgian coastal waters

Data holding centreInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1978 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Belgian coastal waters

Observations 
Parameters

Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota

Description 
Summary

Heavy metals (see parameters) and organochlorines are determined once a year in the muscle tissue of cod (Gadus Morhua), flounder (Platichthys flesus), shrimp (Crangon crangon) and mussel (Mytilus edulis) from Belgian coastal waters. Lead, cadmium and organochlorines are also assessed in the liver of the two fish species. These analyses are performed in the framework of the Joint Monitoring Programme of the Oslo and Paris Commissions. The centre participates in international intercalibration exercises. Data source: national. Number of samples: 50 fish muscle, 10 fish liver, 1 shrimp (bulked sample), 4 mussels (bulked samples) per year.

OriginatorsInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactCooreman Kris
Address

Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
Ankerstraat 1
Oostende

8400
Belgium

Telephone+32 59 34 22 50
Facsimile+32 59 33 06 29
Emailkris.cooreman@ilvo.vlaanderen.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11013001
Global identifier1010
Last revised2015-07-27