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1999 National Fish Forum

1999; Alexandria, Virginia; October 18-20

The fourth Forum on Contaminants in Fish took place during October 18-20, 1999 in Alexandria, Virginia. This conference, which was sponsored by American Fisheries Society (AFS) in partnership with us, was attended by 120 individuals representing 41 states, 7 federal agencies, 14 Native American organizations, 3 universities, and 10 private organizations.

During the three-day conference, attendees listened to presentations from 17 speakers, participated in breakout sessions to discuss state fish consumption advisory programs and the consistency of these programs with our guidance, and discussed the communication of fish advisories during a workshop focusing on what has and has not worked to communicate health risk information on contaminants in fish.

Invited speakers at the 1999 forum presented information on a range of topics that have been grouped into six main categories:

  1. Effectiveness of fish advisories;
  2. Tribal Issues;
  3. Arctic monitoring of environmental contaminants;
  4. Chemical updates;
  5. Comparative dietary risk; and
  6. National consistency of fish advisory programs.

Proceeding from the Forum are available (PDF) (128 pp, 1.6MB, About PDF).

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