Trace metals -- a potential threat to our fishing industry

Oladimeji, A.A. (1986) Trace metals -- a potential threat to our fishing industry. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 February, 1983 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 200-205.

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Abstract

Trace metals constitute a major form of water pollutant that can adversely affect fish production. The potentially toxic metals have been identified as lead, zinc, copper, arsenic, antimony, mercury beryllium, barium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, selenium among others. Preliminary laboratory studies have been directed to the determination of traces of lead in the aquatic biota and its toxicity. There are indications that the levels reported in effluents from some of the industries may be above the tolerant limits of local fish species and organisms that make up their food. Metal pollution could become a serious problem to freshwater fisheries in the future as a result of increasing urbanization and industrialization, unless efforts are made to prevent it

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Trace metals -- a potential threat to our fishing industry
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Oladimeji, A.A.
Page Range: pp. 200-205
Date: 1986
Event Title: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 22-25 February, 1983
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; industrial wastes; inland fisheries; pollution effects; trace metals
Subjects: Fisheries
Pollution
Item ID: 3443
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 19:19
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:24
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3443

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