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What are the Causes, Consequences and Correctives of Fish Contamination in the Detroit River AOC that Cause Health Consumption Advisories?

This project is an integrated assessment that will review the   causes, consequences, and correctives for contamination on the   Detroit River. More specifically, it will look at the reasons why   fish contamination advisories are issued when they are. The project   seeks to bring policy-makers, interested stakeholders, scientists,   and governmental agencies together on both the Canadian and United   States sides of the shore to talk about new information concerning   PCB contamination and integrate historical elements to create new   approaches to manage of the River. We aim to help in protecting the   health and safety of the people who fish on the Detroit River, the   ecosystems that house them, and the economy that depends on fishing.      Goals of this Project:  1) Synthesize and summarize the status and trends of fish   contaminant levels and advisories in the Detroit River  2) Describe the causes and consequences of fish consumption   advisories, with an emphasis on model simulation and explanatory   analysis  3) Identify the key uncertainties regarding consumption advisories   for use in research, monitoring efforts, and in management and   policy directives  4) Provide technical guidance in implementing policy and management   options    (Detroit river); (PCB contamination); (fish); (contamination); (fish   contamination); (fish contamination advisories); (fish consumption);   (fish consumption advisories); (fish consumption advisory); (human   health); (AOC); (area of concern)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Detroit River
State Province
Michigan
Resource Being Monitored
Fisheries
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Fish Tumours or Other Deformities
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17

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