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Water: Technical Guidance

1997 National Fish Forum

Alexandria, Virginia; December 8-10, 1997

The third Forum on Contaminants in Fish took place during December 8-10, 1997 in Alexandria, Virginia. This conference, which was sponsored by American Fisheries Society (AFS) in partnership with EPA, was attended by individuals representing 46 states, 9 federal agencies, 32 Native American tribes, and others from academia, industry, environmental organizations and Canada.

The conference began with a full day training session on advisory development for 32 tribal representatives. During the rest of the conference, all attendees listened to presentations from 33 subject matter experts and participated in discussions on matters related to:

  1. Presentation and Responses to the 1997 Action Plan on Federal Assistance for Advisory Programs
  2. Awareness and Effectiveness of Fish Advisories
  3. Comparative Dietary Risk
  4. Mercury and Health Issues
  5. Methods for Developing and Communicating Mercury Advisories

Proceeding from the Forum are available (PDF) (201 pp, 25MB, About PDF).

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