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Investigation into the Biochemical and Reproductive Effects of Endrocrine Disruptors in Fish (BREEDIF) - AE1140

Summary Objectives:-
Assess the significance of a range of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the development and viability of an adult, live – bearing fish, the blenny and their offspring, as a measurement of reproductive success. Relate these laboratory experiments to possible changes in larval recruitment and fish population models in UK estuaries.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist DEFRA to predict changes in the health of the environment, relating the impact of specific pollutants to species sustainability and improve the interpretation of environmental monitoring programmes.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE1140   (962k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2004

Cost: £350,315
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine