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Petroleum tainting in fish
Howgate, P.; MacKie, P.R.; Whittle, K.J.; Farmer, J. (1977). Petroleum tainting in fish. Rapp. et Proc.-Verb. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 171: 143-146
In: Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhagen. ISSN 0074-4336, more

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  • Howgate, P.; MacKie, P.R.; Whittle, K.J.; Farmer, J. (1977). Petroleum tainting in fish, in: McIntyre, A.D. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment: Proceedings from ICES Workshop held in Aberdeen 9-12 September 1975. Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer, 171: pp. 143-146, more

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Keywords
    Human food; Oil pollution; Pollution effects; Quality control; Pisces [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Howgate, P.
  • MacKie, P.R.
  • Whittle, K.J.
  • Farmer, J.

Abstract
    Petroleum taints in fish flesh do not necessarily arise by petroleum contamination. Such taints are well known in certain fisheries and have been traced to natural dietary components. Tainting of the flesh which is due to petroleum contamination, however, is usually accompanied by the presence in the flesh of hydrocarbons derived from the contaminating source, but these hydrocarbons are not necessarily responsible for the taint. Experimental tainting studies on benthic organisms by using sediment contaminated with a North Sea crude oil are described.

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