Mercury concentrations in fish in Finland

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Question

What are the current total mercury concentrations in different fish species in Finland?

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The results contain e.g. the KERTY database with thousands of mercury measurements from different parts of Finland, both inland lakes and the Baltic Sea.

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Data

The table below is data from EU-kalat 1 project (2003), and the values are about Baltic herring. (Other fish species were measured but data are not here).[1]

Mercury in Baltic herring(mg /kg f.w.)
ObsAgeSizeConcentration
1110.0005
2210.0005
3310.0005
4210.005
5240.005
6520.006
7210.007
8110.008
9210.008
10320.008
11320.008
12220.009
13320.009
14330.01
15220.011
16320.011
17110.012
18210.014
19420.015
20430.015
21110.018
22320.018
23210.02
24220.021
25220.022
26420.022
27640.022
28840.024
29630.025
30520.026
31430.027
32540.027
33840.027
34640.028
35530.03
36210.031
37750.031
38320.033
391040.033
40630.038
411050.038
421250.039
43640.04
44550.043
45750.043
46740.048
47630.049
48630.049
49320.051
50950.054
51940.066
52750.069
53350.072
541140.083
551150.107

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  • 6.10.2017 data.frame Hg initiated [2]

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