Potential Impact of PCB's on Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, Management

Eldridge, Peter J. and Meaburn, G. Malcolm (1992) Potential Impact of PCB's on Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, Management. Marine Fisheries Review, 54(4), pp. 19-24.

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Since 1979, anglers along the U.S. Atlantic coast have landed by weight more bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, than any other marine species. A fishery management plan has been developed jointly by three fishery management councils and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to preserve the bluefish resource. Major objectives of the plan include prevention of recruitment overfishing and reduction in waste of bluefish. In 1985, a Federal survey found PCB concentrations in larger bluefish (over 500 mm fork length) that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tolerance level of 2 parts per million. Harvest strategies are presented in this article to protect the reproductive capability of bluefish while minimizing human health risks associated with dietary intake of PCB's.

Item Type: Article
Title: Potential Impact of PCB's on Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, Management
Personal Creator/Author:
Eldridge, Peter J.
Meaburn, G. Malcolm
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 54
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 19-24
Date: 1992
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Chemistry
Item ID: 9887
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 12:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 12:38
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9887

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