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Concentration of Trace Metals in the Squids (Loligo duvauceli, Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) from the North-Western Coast of Sri Lanka

1Institute of Post Harvest Technology (IPHT), National Aquatic Resources Research &Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo-15, Sri Lanka

Journal of Aquatic Science. 2014, 2(2), 5-10
doi: 10.12691/jas-2-2-1
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
B.K.K.K. Jinadasa. Concentration of Trace Metals in the Squids (Loligo duvauceli, Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) from the North-Western Coast of Sri Lanka. Journal of Aquatic Science. 2014; 2(2):5-10. doi: 10.12691/jas-2-2-1.

Correspondence to: B.K.K.K.  Jinadasa, Institute of Post Harvest Technology (IPHT), National Aquatic Resources Research &Development Agency (NARA), Crow Island, Colombo-15, Sri Lanka. Email: jinadasa76@gmail.com


Concentrations of ten essentials and non essentialstrace metals Hg, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr, Cd, Pb and Co were determined in the muscles of two squids (Loligoduvauceli; n=24, Sepioteuthislessoniana; n=27) and one cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus; n=12) species collected from Kalpitiya and Mannar area of Sri Lanka in 2010. Trace metals were analysed using Varian Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (VGA, GTA and Flame AAS). The mean values of all trace metals in muscles of studied species were within the international safety limits and pooled mean concentration of trace elements were following order; Mg > Zn > Cu > Fe > Cr > Ni > Hg > Cd > Co >Pb.



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Occupational Hazards and Injuries Associated with Fish Processing in Nigeria

1Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

2Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Journal of Aquatic Science. 2015, 3(1), 1-5
doi: 10.12691/jas-3-1-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
OLAOYE. O. J., ODEBIYI. O. C., ABIMBOLA. O. T.. Occupational Hazards and Injuries Associated with Fish Processing in Nigeria. Journal of Aquatic Science. 2015; 3(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/jas-3-1-1.

Correspondence to: OLAOYE.  O. J., Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Email: olaoyejacob@yahoo.co.nz


Fish processing, the activities associated with fish and fish products between the time fish are caught or harvested, and the time the final product is delivered to the customer; is fraught with potential hazards and risks which are categorized into occupational, environmental, food safety and public health. This paper reviewed major hazards, injuries and risks associated with the fish processing industry in Nigeria. It further proffered strategies for their management and control. Fish industry stakeholders should therefore ensure that guidelines and policies which promote an environmentally friendly and sustainable industry are instituted and enforced.



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Isolated Wetlands: Assessing Their Values & Functions

1Lamar University, United States

Journal of Aquatic Science. 2015, 3(1), 6-13
doi: 10.12691/jas-3-1-2
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Mamta Singh. Isolated Wetlands: Assessing Their Values & Functions. Journal of Aquatic Science. 2015; 3(1):6-13. doi: 10.12691/jas-3-1-2.

Correspondence to: Mamta  Singh, Lamar University, United States. Email: mamtasingh1328@gmail.com


Isolated wetlands are as valuable as non-isolated wetlands when it comes to ecological functions and values. Wetlands perform a variety of functions including flood regulation, nutrient and carbon storage, and provision of plant and animal habitat. Although the present literature supports this claim, it is also clear that much scientific works needs to be done on isolated wetlands, especially in the area of hydrology, and hydraulic connectivity and nutrient retention. Wetlands should be judged on the basis of values and functions they perform and not on the vague notion of isolation. Their loss or destruction will have significant ecological consequences on the wider biotic community.



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