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General
Data set name

Shellfish Flesh Monitoring

Data holding centreNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1970-2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northern Ireland Sea-loughs and Bays

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota

Instruments

Rock dredges

Description 
Summary

Approximately 20 sites sampled for shellfish (Mytilus edulis mostly) and analysed for contamiants to fill the requirements of the Shellfish Waters and Shellfish Flesh Directives. Sampling was once per year except for 2 periods when sampling was completed on 5 ccasions in 1 year. Sampling is now twice in 1 year. Sampling and analysis carried out by DARDNI.

OriginatorsNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
Availability 
OrganisationNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFreedom of Information Officer
Address

Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
17 Antrim Road
Lisburn
County Antrim
BT28 3AL
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 546677
Emailehs-foi@doeni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1073011
Global identifier813
Last revised2009-12-01