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Feasibility of removal of dioxin and dioxin-like PCB's by intensive fishery of herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea

image of Feasibility of removal of dioxin and dioxin-like PCB's by intensive fishery of herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea

In this report it is discussed and assessed whether it is feasible to reduce dioxin content of herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea by a period of intensified fishery in the region and if intensified fishery causes adverse environmental effects or affects the stocks of other species like cod, salmon and other pelagic species. The background is the present problems complying with the European Commission limit values for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in Fish from the Baltic Sea. Also flame retardants and other hazardous substances present an increasing quality problem for the fisheries sector.

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Conclusion and Feasibility of removing dioxin and dioxin like PCBs by intensive fishery of herring and sprat

A decision to intensify fisheries on sprat and herring for the purpose of removing dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs must be based on a number of scientific considerations and criteria. Some of the issues arising are outlined below.

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