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Monitoring heavy metals and PCB's in biota (since 1978) in the Belgian Continental Shelf

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The studies on contaminants in marine biota have since 1978 been mainly part of the monitoring programme of the Oslo and Paris Conventions (OSPAR) for the protection of the seas. In this framework, four key species are analyzed every year: cod (Gadus morhua). flounder (P!atichthys f!esus), brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) and blue mussel (Myti!us edulis). Mandatory determinants are mercury, cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, PCBs and lindane (KHCH). Cadmium and lead are also determined in cod and flounder liver.

Biology > Organic (& bio-) chemistry
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Heavy metals, PCB, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1978 on [In Progress]

Heavy metals

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
MONIT-Biota: Monitoring of metals and organic compounds in biota in the Belgian part of the North Sea, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-10-05
Information last updated: 2015-10-05
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