Comparison of Metal Accumulation in Fish Species from the Southeastern Black Sea


ALKAN N., AKTAS M., Gedik K.

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, vol.88, no.6, pp.807-812, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00128-012-0631-x
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.807-812

Abstract

In this study, it was aimed to determine accumulation of the metal concentrations in fish species in different regions which are Surmene and Yomra bay at southeastern Black sea in Trabzon-Turkey. For this purpose, concentrations of metals (Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Cd, Sb, Hg, Pb) were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in muscle of red mullet (Mullus barbatus ponticus) and whiting (Merlangius merlangus euxinus). Metal concentrations were found for whiting ranged as follows; 0.35-1.64 (Cr), 0.01-0.09 (Co), 0.01-0.71 (Ni), 0.71-1.45 (Cu), 18.64-68.06 (Zn), 2.05-9.66 (As), 0.15-14.16 (Se), 0.01-0.22 (Cd), 0.01-0.01 (Sb), 0.01-0.15 (Hg), 0.01-0.25 (Pb) and for red mullet as 0.43-1.04 (Cr), 0.05-0.23 (Co), 0.02-0.67 (Ni), 0.74-2.32 (Cu), 19.89-43.50 (Zn), 6.04-24.82 (As), 0.02-9.83 (Se), 0.01-0.11 (Cd), 0.01-0.01 (Sb), 0.07-0.18 (Hg), 0.01-0.20 (Pb) mu g g(-1) dry weight. Metal concentrations in samples were found to be lower than legal limits proposed by Turkish Food Codex (2008), Food and Agricultural Organization (1983), and European Commission (Off J Eur Union L364-5-L364-24, 2006) for human consumption.