Accumulation of trace metals in green mussel Perna viridis in the shellfish harvesting environment along southern Karnataka coast

Sasikumar, Geetha and Krishnamoorthy, M and Krishnakumar, P K and Bhat, G S (2011) Accumulation of trace metals in green mussel Perna viridis in the shellfish harvesting environment along southern Karnataka coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 58 (1). pp. 53-58.

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Abstract

The levels of trace metals, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, Ni and Fe in seawater and their bioaccumulation in green mussel Perna viridis were examined in two shellfish harvesting environments, Someshwara and Surathkal, along the southern Karnataka coast. In seawater, the concentration of trace metals analysed were below the levels causing harmful effects on the larvae and adult mussels, set by the European Council Directive 79/923/EEC. The Fe, Ni, Cd and Zn levels in mussel tissue from Surathkal were relatively higher when compared to that of mussel tissue samples from Someshwara while Cu and Pb levels were lower. The mean tissue concentrations of trace metals in the soft tissue of P. viridis from shellfish waters were found to be safe and below the permissible concentrations for seafood (US FDA and WHO) as well as EU limits in marine products.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bioaccumulation; Karnataka; Perna viridis; Trace metals
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:8466
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:12 May 2011 15:28
Last Modified:21 Aug 2012 15:43

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