Untersuchungen zu biologischen Schadstoffeffekten bei Nordseefischen: Langzeitdaten zum Auftreten von Lebertumoren bei der Kliesche (Limanda limanda)

Lang, Thomas (2002) Untersuchungen zu biologischen Schadstoffeffekten bei Nordseefischen: Langzeitdaten zum Auftreten von Lebertumoren bei der Kliesche (Limanda limanda). Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft aus der Fischereiforschung, 49(1), pp. 13-19.

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Abstract

Data are presented on the spatial distribution and long-term temporal trends in the occurrence of neoplastic liver lesions of North Sea dab (Limanda limanda) in the period 1988 to 2001, obtained in the framework of the regular fish disease monitoring programme carried out by the German Federal Research Centre for Fishery. Highest prevalences consistently recorded in the first part of the period occurred in the German Bight, at the Dogger Bank and at sampling sites off Humber and Wash. In contrast, stations in the northern North Sea (e.g. in the Firth of Forth area) were always characterised by low prevalences. Particularly during the first years of observation, a clear and general decrease in prevalence could be observed, that was most pronounced in the hot spot areas German Bight and Dogger Bank compared to the Firth of Forth. Current data reveal that, due to the decrease, spatial differences between sampling sites are now much less obvious than at the beginning of the studies. Limited chemical data available suggest that the temporal decrease in prevalence of liver tumours and their precursor stages generally correspond with the decrease in organic contaminants in dab livers as well as in water and sediments. However, the spatial variation in prevalence recorded can not entirely be explained by contaminant levels. For instance, the prevalence was continuously low in the Firth of Forth area wheras the contaminant levels in dab were comparatively high. The opposite feature was observed at the Dogger Bank. Future studies will therefore address the role of other host- and site-specific factors potentially involved in the aetiology of the disease.

Item Type: Article
Title: Untersuchungen zu biologischen Schadstoffeffekten bei Nordseefischen: Langzeitdaten zum Auftreten von Lebertumoren bei der Kliesche (Limanda limanda)
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Lang, Thomasthomas.lang@vti.bund.de
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft aus der Fischereiforschung
Volume: 49
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 13-19
Date: 2002
ISSN: 1437-5842
Contact Email Address: thomas.lang@vti.bund.de
Issuing Agency: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei
Additional Information: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries began publishing the Informationen aus der Fischereiforschung = Information on Fishery Research in 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: diseases; pollution; time related changes; metabolization
Subjects: Health
Pollution
Environment
Item ID: 3137
Depositing User: Horst Bahl
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 12:46
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 14:05
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3137

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