Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Stony Brook University and Karimi R. 2012.
Seafood Hg Database: Mercury concentrations in U.S. commercial seafood items
knb.295.1 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/knb.295.1/knb)
General Information:
Title:Seafood Hg Database: Mercury concentrations in U.S. commercial seafood items
Identifier:knb.295.1
Alternate Identifier:Seafood Hg Database
Abstract:
The Seafood Hg Database contains mercury concentrations of common, commercial fish and shellfish items in the U.S. The database includes mean mercury concentrations, sample size, and gegraphic region, aggregated from multiple government monitoring programs and from the academic literature. Details describing the development and composition of the Seafood Hg Database, as well as findings from the database, can be found in the first peer-reviewed publication resulting from this research: A Quantitative Synthesis of Mercury in Commercial Seafood and Implications for Exposure in the U.S. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1205122). This publication is open access. Please cite this publication when using or sharing this database. Updated versions of the Seafood Hg Database will be posted periodically if additionally funding is obtained. These updates will be posted and associated with the original Seafood Hg Database.
Keywords:None:
  • mercury, fish, shellfish, Hg, seafood, aquaculture, consumption advisory, contaminants, fisheries, seafood safety
Publication Date:2012-06-18
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Other Data:Seafood Hg Database.xls ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Other Data:SeafoodHgDatabaseSummarySearchTermsAndReferences.pdf ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:Stony Brook University
Individual: Roxanne Karimi
Organization:Stony Brook University
Address:
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,
Stony Brook, New York 11794-5000 USA
Phone:
631-632-3128
Email Address:
roxanne.karimi@stonybrook.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Roxanne Karimi
Organization:Stony Brook University
Address:
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,
Stony Brook, New York 11794-5000 USA
Phone:
631-632-3128
Email Address:
roxanne.karimi@stonybrook.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Roxanne Karimi
Individual: Timothy Fitzgerald
Individual: Nicholas Fisher
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Roxanne Karimi

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Geographic Description: Data are included for commercial fish and shellfish species that are likely to enter the U.S. market. These include fish and shellfish that were domestically harvested in the U.S., and collected from regions outside of the U.S. that are known sources to the U.S. market. Please see the text of the accompanying reference for details (http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1205122).
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  0.0000  degrees
East:  0.0000  degrees
North:  0.0000  degrees
South:  0.0000  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1972
End:
2012

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

other
  The Seafood Hg Database is available for public use and may be downloaded. Please inform the designated contact person of any plans to use the database. Persons interested in using the database are encouraged to contact the original investigators for consultation and collaboration. Publications, datasets, and other references to the database must properly acknowledge the database and the original published source (available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1205122).
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:allowFirst
Allow: [all] uid=knbadmin,o=NCEAS,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [all] cn=knb-prod,o=NCEAS,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [all] cn=esa-moderators,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [read] [write] uid=rkarimi,o=unaffiliated,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [read] public
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File