Urban anglers'perception of risk from contaminated fish.
The Newark Bay Complex includes the Newark Bay, tidal portions of the Hackensack River, Passaic River, Arthur Kill, and Kill van Kull.
It is a highly industrialized urban area including five counties and more than 20 local governments with a large racially-mixed population of more than 3 million people.
In 1982, research conducted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) showed elevated levels of chemical contaminants in five species of fish and one type of crab in the Newark Bay Complex.
Subsequently, the State of New Jersey adopted advisories to guide citizens on safe consumption practices for fish and crabs.
Since then, fish consumption advisories have been issued primarily through the Fish and Game Digest, a publication distributed by the state to licensed anglers.
However, anglers in the Complex are not required to have a fishing license because the waters are marine.
Therefore, most anglers in this area do not receive advisory information.
To gain greater insight into the information sources and risk perceptions of urban anglers, a survey was conducted of 300 anglers at 26 fishing and crabbing locations in the Newark Bay Complex during the summer and early fall of 1995. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Poisson comestible, Contamination, Pollution eau, Produit pêche, Aliment, New Jersey, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Perception sociale, Risque, Population urbaine, Connaissance, Information public, Consommation alimentaire, Source information, Pêcheur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Edible fish, Contamination, Water pollution, Seafood, Food, New Jersey, United States, North America, America, Human, Social perception, Risk, Urban population, Knowledge, Public information, Food intake, Information source, Fisherman
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0338597
Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 14/12/1999.