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Mercury content of fish and shrimps caught off the Belgian coast
De Clerck, R.; Vanderstappen, M.; Vyncke, W. (1974). Mercury content of fish and shrimps caught off the Belgian coast. Ocean Manag. 2(2): 117-126. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/0302-184X(74)90003-1
In: Ocean Management. Elsevier Scientific: Amsterdam. ISSN 0302-184X, more

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  • De Clerck, R., more
  • Vanderstappen, M.
  • Vyncke, W., more

Abstract
    Mercury was determined in 800 samples of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.), whiting (Merlangus merlangus L.), cod (Gadus morhua L.), sprat (Clupea sprattus L.) and shrimps (Crangon crangon L.) caught off the Belgian coast during a one-year period. The greater portion of values were situated below 0.250 ppm with the highest frequencies occurring between 0.100 and 0.250 ppm. Significant regressions between length of the fish and mercury content were found for male and female whiting and for male cod only. Neither season nor fishing ground had a significant influence on the mercury content of shrimps.

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