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Experiments on the effects of pollution on fish diseases - AE0602

R&D Summary Objectives:- Assess whether disease susceptibility of selected fish is increased by exposure to pollutants and waste materials held in sediments. Identify those materials responsible and elucidate mechanisms. Key customer purpose:- Strengthen the interpretation of data from the fish disease surveys and help alert MAFF to any fish disease/pollution link. Enable MAFF to fully participate in international fora and justify present dumping policy.
1.To find whether there are good grounds for believing that disease susceptibilities of selected marine fish are increased by exposure to pollutants and waste materials. (Note: it is not possible to eliminate all possibility of a link.) 2.If there are, to identify the materials responsible, and to elucidate the mechanisms, where this knowledge is likely to be helpful for control or monitoring purposes. These objectives were recommended by a Co-ordinator's MAFF/DAFS/NERC/etc. working group (1989).
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0602: Final report Experiments on the effect of pollution of fish diseases   (39k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1988

To: 1995

Cost: £426,847
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine