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View the document Implications of climate change and sea level rise for Tuvalu: report of a preparatory mission
Author(s): Aalbersberg, B., Hay, J.
Corporate Author: Association of South Pacific Environmental Institutions; Government of Tuvalu; South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
Publisher: SPREP
Year: 1992
Held at: SOPAC
ASFA Subject(s): Greenhouse effect, Environment management, Climatic changes
Control No.: 00008269.nul

View the document Mercury levels in Fijian seafoods and potential health implications
Author(s): Kumar, M., Mosley, L., Aalbersberg, B.
Publisher: USP Institute of Applied Science
Year: 2004
Notes: Report prepared for the World Health Organization.
Held at: USP
ASFA Subject(s): Bioaccumulation, Poisonous fish, Epidemiology, Public health, Fish fillets, Canned products, Seafood, Mercury
Abstract: Seafoods are a significant part of the diet of most Pacific Islanders. Some types of seafoods, however, can contain very high levels of mercury since it accumulates in the food chain. Large predatory fish such as marlin, swordfish, shark and tuna typically have the highest levels of mercury. This poses health risks when these species are consumed by humans (particularly pregnant women). This study measured the total mercury content in the edible tissues of 200 samples of different types of seafood (whole fish, fish steaks and canned fish) consumed in Fiji. In some of the large predatory species (marlin and swordfish) the mercury content exceeded the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius guideline of 1 mg/kg. A positive correlation between mercury levels and the length of yellowfin tuna was noted, but not for albacore tuna. Smaller fish, shellfish and canned fish had average levels below the guidelines. Safe consumption levels of the large predatory species are given and further studies are recommended.
Control No.: 00013817.nul

View the document Water quality monitoring in Pacific island countries
Author(s): Mosley, L., Aalbersberg, B., Singh, S.
Publisher: SOPAC
Year: 2005
Held at: SOPAC
ASFA Subject(s): Environmental monitoring, Public health, Coastal waters, Waste treatment, Water sampling, Manuals, Water resources, Water pollution, Water analysis, Water quality
Control No.: 00013781.nul

View the document Nutrient levels in sea and river water along the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, Fiji
Author(s): Mosley, L.M., Aalbersberg, B.
Year: 2003
ISSN: 1013-9877|1726-0787
Notes: South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 21, 35-40
Held at: USP
ASFA Subject(s): Overfishing, Chemical analysis, Socioeconomic aspects, Ecosystem management, Man-induced effects, Coral reefs, Algal blooms, Phosphates, Nitrates, Nutrients (mineral)
Control No.: 00013838.nul

View the document Water quality studies on selected south Pacific lagoons
Author(s): Naidu, S., Morrison, R.J., Whippy, P., Naqasima, M., Maata, M., Fauvao, V.A., Brodie, J.E., Aalbersberg, B.
Publisher: UNEP
Year: 1991
Held at: SOPAC|SPC
ASFA Subject(s): Lagoons, Water quality, Water analysis, Pollution detection
Control No.: 00004163.nul

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