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Data set name

Mercury bioaccumulation in fishery resources along the Portuguese continental coast (1986-96)

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom January 1986 to December 1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Portuguese continental coast

Observations 
Parameters

Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The project comprises a study of the mercury accumulation processes in fish, molluscs and crustaceans of economic value. Variations with latitude and depth are taken into consideration. Relationships between the observed levels and biological parameters are studied. The results of this research are used to establish Portuguese and EC legislation and to participate in ICES programmes and the Oslo and Paris Conventions.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMarcelo Vasconcelos (President)
Address

National Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Av. De Brasilia
Lisboa

1449-006
Portugal

Telephone+351 213010814
Facsimile+351 213015948
Emaildina@ipimar.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15040031
Global identifier2349
Last revised2009-10-29