Human health evaluation of contaminants in Puget Sound Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) and spot prawn (Pandalus platyceros)

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research

Published: 2017

Pages: 3

Author(s): Hardy, J., McBride, D., Niewolny, L.A., Lanksbury, J.A., and West, J.E.

  • Puget Sound Dungeness crab and spot prawn were sampled to determine contaminant levels and develop consumption advice.
  • Although crab and spot prawn muscle tissue can be safely consumed from most locations, restrictions were developed for crab hepatopancreas and spot prawn heads.

Suggested citation

Hardy, J., McBride, D., Niewolny, L.A., Lanksbury, J.A., and West, J.E. (2017) Human health evaluation of contaminants in Puget Sound Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) and spot prawn (Pandalus platyceros). pp. 13-14 In 2016 Salish Sea Toxics Monitoring Review: A Selection of Research. Edited by C.A. James, J. Lanksbury, D. Lester, S. O'Neill, T. Roberts, C. Sullivan, J. West. Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Tacoma, WA. 68 pp; https://www.eopugetsound.org/sites/default/files/features/resources/PSEMP_2016_ToxicsSynthesis%202017.05.09.pdf