|Petroleum tainting in fish|
|Howgate, P.; MacKie, P.R.; Whittle, K.J.; Farmer, J. (1977). Petroleum tainting in fish. Rapp. P.v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 171: 143-146|
|In: Rapport et Procès-verbaux des Réunions, Conseil international pour L'Exploration de la Mer. ICES, more|
|Also published as |
- 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. Rapp. P.-v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer, 171: pp. 143-146, more
Human food; Oil pollution; Pollution effects; Quality control; Pisces [WoRMS]; Marine
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.