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.
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
Conference or Workshop Item
||Trace metals -- a potential threat to our fishing industry
||3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||22-25 February, 1983
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; industrial wastes; inland fisheries; pollution effects; trace metals
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||28 May 2010 19:19
||29 Sep 2011 17:24
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