Corporate Environment Unit, CEGB, London EC4P 4EB, U.K.
The role of fish studies in estuarine pollution assessment
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
Journal of Fish Biology
Volume 33, Issue Supplement sA, pages 51–61, December 1988
How to Cite
Elliott, M., Griffiths, A. H. and Taylor, C. J. L. (1988), The role of fish studies in estuarine pollution assessment. Journal of Fish Biology, 33: 51–61. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1988.tb05558.x
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
The environmental quality objective and standards (EQO/EQS) approach to controlling and assessing estuarine pollution is described together with details of the information necessary to assess the health of the fish populations and determine whether the EQO/EQS are being met in an estuary. These concepts are illustrated by examples from the Forth estuary, Scotland, involving studies of the ecology, pathology, biochemistry and contaminant bioaccumulation of fish in relation to the benthos, water quality and anthropogenic influences.