Heavy metal concentrations in wild and cultured blacklip abalone (haliotis rubra Leach) from southern Australian waters

Skinner, Christina, Turoczy, Nicholas J, Jones, Paul, Barnett, Darlene and Hodges, Raymond 2004, Heavy metal concentrations in wild and cultured blacklip abalone (haliotis rubra Leach) from southern Australian waters, Food chemistry, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 351-356.

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Title Heavy metal concentrations in wild and cultured blacklip abalone (haliotis rubra Leach) from southern Australian waters
Author(s) Skinner, Christina
Turoczy, Nicholas J
Jones, Paul
Barnett, Darlene
Hodges, Raymond
Journal name Food chemistry
Volume number 85
Issue number 3
Start page 351
End page 356
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2004-05
ISSN 0308-8146
1873-7072
Keyword(s) abalone
metals
aquaculture
food safety
Summary The concentrations of 12 trace metals were assessed in wild and cultured specimens of blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra, from each of two sites, Geelong and Port Fairy, in Victoria, Australia. Cadmium, copper, iron and zinc were quantified in the foot muscle of specimens from all four populations but the concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, lead, manganese, nickel and vanadium were below the detection limits of the instrumental techniques employed. When similar sized specimens from each population were compared, the concentrations of each of the quantifiable metals varied according to location. The Geelong wild population had the highest or equal highest concentrations of each metal. Metal concentrations in the wild populations were usually greater than or equal to the concentrations in the corresponding cultured population. The concentrations of the regulated essential elements, copper and zinc, decreased with an increase in abalone length whereas the concentrations of iron, manganese and cadmium were independent of length. Metal concentrations in H. rubra from all sites complied with the Australian Food Code and other standards of food safety.


Language eng
Field of Research 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002823

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