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BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Baseline NSS herring
Sea Food Processing
Baseline study of heavy metals and POPs in Northeast Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)
Sylvia Frantzen
NIFES - National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (Norway)
NA - Not available (Not available)
€ NA
Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring (Clupea harengus) is one of the largest fish stocks in the Northern Atlantic feeding in the Norwegian Sea and spawning along the Norwegian coast from 62N. In this baseline study of this stock 800, fish from 32 stations was captured by Institute for Marine research Wessels in the whole fishing area. They were measure for heavy metals (Hg, Cd, Pb and As) and also for PCBs, dioxins and dioxinlike PCBs and brominated flame retardants. Although a large material no values exceeded EU limits for these analyses (where limits are set). The data showed that the highest dioxin levels could be found in January to March around spawning, so this could be used for further monitoring og the species. As, Cd, Hg, Pb, dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs, non-dioxin like PCBs and PBDE were determined in fillets of 800 fish caught in the Norwegian Sea. Non fillet samples showed concentrations of any determined contaminants higher than the EU maximum level.
Fish; Food safety; Toxic substances; Risk assessment; Mackerel;
Norwegian Sea (27.IIa)
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