A comparison of trace element concentrations in cultured and wild carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Lake Kasumigaura, Japan

Alam, M. G. M., Tanaka, A., Allinson, G., Laurenson, Laurie, Stagnitti, Frank and Snow, E. T. 2002, A comparison of trace element concentrations in cultured and wild carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Lake Kasumigaura, Japan, Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 348-354.

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Title A comparison of trace element concentrations in cultured and wild carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Lake Kasumigaura, Japan
Author(s) Alam, M. G. M.
Tanaka, A.
Allinson, G.
Laurenson, Laurie
Stagnitti, Frank
Snow, E. T.
Journal name Ecotoxicology and environmental safety
Volume number 53
Issue number 3
Start page 348
End page 354
Publisher Academic Press
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2002-11
ISSN 0147-6513
1090-2414
Keyword(s) Lake Kasumigaura
carp
cage culture
aquatic pollution
heavy metals
Summary The concentrations of 13 elements were determined in the muscle, liver, intestine, kidney, and gonads of cultured and wild carp caught at two sites in Lake Kasumigaura, Japan, between September 1994 and September 1995. Despite having a reputation for being heavily polluted, the carp were not heavily burdened with metals. Our results suggest that despite their dietary differences, the wild and cultured fish were accumulating and distributing metals in the same manner and that aquaculture practices are not increasing metal concentrations in these fish. Metal concentrations were lowest in muscle, and did not exceed established quality standards for fish. The differences in metal concentrations between cultivated and wild carp are negligible and should pose no health problems for consumers of either type of fish.
Language eng
Field of Research 039901 Environmental Chemistry (incl Atmospheric Chemistry)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Elsevier Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001685

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Ecology and Environment
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