Chemical contaminants in fish from the Pensacola Bay System and offshore Northern Gulf of Mexico.

 

This report contains data on contaminant loads found in fish tissues during the PERCH project (2002-2009; UWF) and pre-sinking screening for PCBs for the ex-Oriskany Reef (http://www.uwf.edu/cedb/Oriskany.cfm.  The purpose of this document is to provide a information to people who eat fish so that they can make decisions that affect their exposure to toxic materials. A .pdf file containing all web pages can be downloaded here.  More technical reports on the study can be found here:

http://uwf.edu/cedb and http://uwf.edu/rsnyder/reports/html

 

Click on a fish name to see contaminant data for that species.

Click on these links for information on:

Amberjack

Dioxins/Furans and PCBs

Bass

TEQ toxicity calculations

Blackfin Tuna

Screening Values

Bluefish

 

Bonita

 

Croaker

 

Dolphin (Mahi)

 

Flounder

 

Gag grouper

 

Red Grouper

 

Groupers

 

King Mackerel

 

Mingo (Vermillion) Snapper

 

Mullet

 

Pompano

 

Red Drum

 

Red Snapper

 

Sheepshead

 

Shrimp

 

Spanish Mackerel

 

Spotted Seatrout

 

Grey Trigger

Fish images used by permission of:

Wahoo

Florida Department of Environmental

White (Sand) Seatrout

Protection, Dianne Peebles, artist

Yellowfin Tuna

Shrimp image: R. Snyder

Miscellaneous species

Pictures are not to scale.