Mercury Content in Pacific Troll-Caught Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga)

  title={Mercury Content in Pacific Troll-Caught Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga)},
  author={Michael T. Morrissey and Rosalee S. Rasmussen and Tomoko Okada},
  journal={Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology},
  pages={41 - 52}
Abstract Ninety-one albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) captured during the 2003 commercial fishing season were tested for total mercury content in muscle tissue. The fish were harvested between 32.72°N (off Southern California) and 48.30°N (off the northern tip of Washington) between July and November. Fish weighed from 3.14 to 11.62 kg and were 50.8-86.4 cm long. Total mercury content in the albacore muscle tissue ranged from 0.027 ppm (μg/g) to 0.26 ppm. The average total mercury content was 0… 
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