Volume 73

Cetacean-based food products: polluted and popular

Fielding, R.
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Date: November, 2020

Pages: 24-25

Event: Proceedings of the Seventy-Three Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Virtual

Country: Virtual


Recent research has shown that odontocetes taken by whalers from St. Vincent & the Grenadines are heavily contaminated with mercury. Additional research has found that the food products derived from this small-scale whaling operation are highly popular among the Vincentian population. This poster summarizes the data on contamination and consumption, then considers the health, policy, and sustainability implications of this situation.

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