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Assessment of fish from the northern North Sea for oil taint
McIntosh, A.D.; Massie, L.C.; Davies, J.M. (1990). Assessment of fish from the northern North Sea for oil taint. CM Documents - ICES, CM 1990(E:24). International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: Copenhagen.
Part of: ICES CM Documents - ICES. ICES: Copenhagen. ISSN 1015-4744

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  • McIntosh, A.D.
  • Massie, L.C.
  • Davies, J.M.

    This paper presents the results of a monitoring programme for oily taint in the flesh of commercial fish species caught in northern and central areas of the UK sector of the North Sea at distances greater than 3 km from any production site. Over three hundred fish, cod (Gadus morhua), plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and dab (Limanda limanda), were obtained for 37 ICES squares. Oil and gas production, from 58 fixed installations and subsea completions, are concentrated within 14 of the 37 squares sampled, exploration activity was associated with a further 11 squares, wholly or in part, and the remainder ( 11) were considered to be remote from oil and gas relatedactivity. Of the 190 fish assessed by taste none was found to show evidence of taint.

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