Monitoring environmental pollutants in freshwater fish in Norway

Updated 2012-07-26

To detect changes in concentrations of POPs in freshwater fish due to changes in atmospheric or local anthropogenic input.

Time frame

Project time span
1990 -
Data collection
1990 -
Data processing
1990 -
Data reporting
1990 -

Contact information

Contact person
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At Norwegian Protection Control Authority (NPCA): Ola Glesne ( The programme is operated by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) on behalf of NPCA. Contact person: Eirik Fjeld (
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Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

PCB, DDT, Toxaphene, Chlordane, HCB, HCH, Dioxins, MeHg, PBDE ++

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (NPCA), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

NIVA is directly involved in sampling, analyses and reporting Networks: International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring Effects of Air Pollution on Rivers and Lakes (ICP Waters), Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE LRTAP)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

No, only data on concentrations.

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