Differential Tissue Accumulation of Copper, Iron, and Zinc in Bycatch Fish from the Mexican Pacific

Abstract

In order to ascertain if Cu, Fe, and Zn are differentially accumulated in fish tissues, metal concentrations were measured in the muscle and liver of bycatch fish from the states of Sinaloa (189 specimens, 7 species) and Guerrero (152 individuals, 8 species) in the Mexican Pacific Coast during March and November 2011. Additionally, metal levels were compared with the maximum allowable limits set by international legislation and contrasted with similar ichthyofauna from other regions. Liver had more elevated concentrations of Cu (Sinaloa 28.3, Guerrero 16.3 μg g−1), Fe (Sinaloa 1098, Guerrero 636 μg g−1), and Zn (Sinaloa 226, Guerrero 186 μg g−1) than the muscle in fish from both studied areas. The relative abundances of analyzed metals in both tissues was Fe > Zn > Cu. As far as limits set by international legislation (Australia, India, New Zealand, Zambia), measured concentrations of Cu in the edible portion of fish were not found to be above the set values. In the case of Zn, the maximum allowable limits set by international legislation were exceeded by the Peruvian mojarra Diapterus peruvianus from Guerrero state (Mexican Pacific). No limits exist for Fe in the edible portion of fishery products in the national and international legislations.

DOI: 10.1007/s12011-016-0800-6

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@article{SpanopoulosZarco2016DifferentialTA, title={Differential Tissue Accumulation of Copper, Iron, and Zinc in Bycatch Fish from the Mexican Pacific}, author={Pamela Spanopoulos-Zarco and Jorge R Ruelas-Inzunza and I. S. Aramburo-Moran and Humberto Boj{\'o}rquez-Leyva and F. P{\'a}ez-osuna}, journal={Biological Trace Element Research}, year={2016}, volume={176}, pages={201-206} }