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Main Title Field manual for the investigation of fish kills /
Author Meyer, Fred P.,
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Meyer, Fred P.
Barclay, Lee A.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.],
Year Published 1990
Report Number US1 NP535 90R0177
Stock Number 024-010-00685
OCLC Number 23171161
ISBN 0160246865; 9780160246869
Subjects Fish kills--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Fish kills--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Fishes--Diseases--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Fishes--Diseases--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc
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EKCM  S914.A3 no.177 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/26/1991
ELAM  SH171.F54 1990 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 08/21/2012
ELDM  SH171.A3 no. 177 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 09/07/2011
Collation vii, 120 : illustrations (some color), tables ; 26 cm.
Shipping list no.: 91-157-P. Includes bibliographical references. 024-010-00685. Item 613-B.
Contents Notes
Preface. pp. vii. Chapter 1. Introduction. pp. 1. Chapter 2. Planning. pp. 6. Chapter 3. Interpreting the scene. pp. 10. Chapter 4. Toxic substances. pp. 19. Chapter 5. Fish kills due to natural causes. pp. 41. Chapter 6. The role of infectious agents in fish kills. pp. 45. Chapter 7. Quality assurance and rules of evidence. pp. 57. Chapter 8. Where to send samples for analysis. pp. 63. Chapter 9. How to ship samples. pp. 71. Chapter 10. Writing the report. pp. 75. Chapter 11. Preparing for testimony. pp. 83. Chapter 12. Equipment needed for field assessments. pp. 87. Chapter 13. Test your skill. pp. 90. References. pp. 98. Suggested additional reading. pp. 100. Appendix A. Metric to English conversions. pp. 101. Appendix B. Water quality standards chart. pp. 102. Appendix C. Order numbers for water quality criteria documents. pp. 105. Appendix D. Water quality standards: State and Federal criteria. pp. 107. Appendix E. Formulae for solutions used in fish kill investigations. pp. 108. Appendix F. Example of habitat assessment form. pp. 109. Appendix G. Specimen synopsis and catalog of samples. pp. 110. Appendix H. Regional offices of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. pp. 112. Appendix I. Examples of chain-of-custody records. pp. 113. Appendix J. Available fish disease diagnostic services. pp. 116. Appendix K. How to select and ship fish samples. 119. Fish kills are graphic evidence of serious problems in a lake or stream. If the kill is related to the presence of toxic chemicals, there may be human health concerns, in addition to the obvious damage to the ecosystem and the fisheries resources. Depending on the cause of a fish kill, legal and economic ramifications may be involved. If the kill is caused by human or corporate actions, litigation is likely to follow, with possible court-awarded damages and assessed costs for cleanup and restoration. This manual is intended to help fisheries biologists and others to prepare for a fish kill investigation.