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Main Title Risks of Toxic Contaminants to Exploited Fish Populations: Influence of Life History, Data Uncertainty and Exploitation Intensity.
Author Barnthouse, L. W. ; Suter, G. W. ; Rosen., A. E. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Environmental Sciences Div. ;Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number ORNL/PUB-3336; DE-AC05-84OR21400; EPA/600/J-90/513;
Stock Number PB91-199984
Additional Subjects Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Marine fishes ; Stress ; Risk assessment ; Life cycles ; Dose-response relationships ; Bass ; Reprints ; Menhaden ; Quantitative structure-activity relationship(QSAR) ; Brevoortia patronus ; Morone saxatilis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-199984 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
Use of toxicity test data for population-level risk assessment was investigated as follows: (1) the influence of life history characteristics of menhaden and striped bass on vulnerability of contaminant-induced stress; (2) the importance of test data availability; and (3) the influence of exploitation intensity. Menhaden and striped bass differed in terms of their capacity to sustain the same level of contaminant-induced mortality. Changes in exploitation intensity affect the responses of both populations to the same level of additional contaminant-induced mortality. However, the quantitative effects of both factors were small compared to the uncertainty associated with estimating long-term effects from short-term tests or QSARs.