Gulf of Mexico Fish

Methylmercury exposures from locally and commercially caught fish in the Gulf of Mexico


PI: Elsie M. Sunderland

People: Katherine Von Stackelberg, Don Kriens

Support: Florida Department of Environmental Protection


We are presently conducting a pilot analysis of exposures from local and imported seafood for residents of the the Gulf of Mexico states. The main objective of this work is to develop a screening-level mercury exposure model to characterize intakes by Gulf of Mexico state residents from all seafood sources (i.e., locally caught, domestically harvested, imported and recreational). This model will help to characterize how changing mercury levels in commercially and recreational fish species affects exposure of Gulf state residents.




Educational Brochure on Study Findings: [pdf]

Presentation to the Gulf of Mexico Alliance: Pilot Analysis of Gulf of Mexico State Methylmercury Exposures from Commercial and Locally Caught Fish. Invited Presentation at the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Mercury Meeting, Gulf Breeze, October 18, 2011. [pdf]

Presentation to the Gulf of Mexico Alliance: Human Exposure to Methylmercury from Marine and Estuarine Fish: A Gulf-wide Approach. Gulf of Mexico Mercury Workshop, Gulfport, MS, December 2-4, 2008. [pdf]