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Fish disease as a monitor for marine pollution: the case of the North Sea
Vethaak, A.D.; Rheinallt, T. (1992). Fish disease as a monitor for marine pollution: the case of the North Sea. Rev. Fish Biol. Fish. 2: 1-32
In: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Chapman & Hall: London. ISSN 0960-3166; e-ISSN 1573-5184, more
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    Diseases > Animal diseases > Fish diseases
    Indicators > Pollution indicators
    Monitoring > Environmental monitoring > Pollution monitoring
    Pollution > Water pollution > Marine pollution
    Pollution effects
    Pisces [WoRMS]
    ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

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  • Vethaak, A.D., more
  • Rheinallt, T.

    The use of fish diseases to monitor marine pollution is reviewed and evaluated, with particular reference to the North Sea and associated waters. Criteria for epidemiological surveys are outlined, an international overview of research is given, and recent studies in the North Sea area are described and evaluated. The basic approach is to identify spatial and temporal patterns of disease prevalence, which can be related to pollution. A major obstacle is to distinguish effects of pollution from those of other variables, especially as most diseases appear to have a multifactorial aetiology.

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