The goal of this project was to provide data for two NHEP indicators of estuarine condition: TOX1 and TOX3. These two indicators report on “Shellfish tissue concentrations relative to FDA standards” and “Trends in shellfish tissue contaminant concentrations”, respectively. Both of these indicators depend on data from the Gulfwatch Program. In particular, TOX3 requires annual data at benchmark sites to assess trends. In 2003 and 2004, the NHEP supported the collection and analysis of tissue samples from benchmark sites in Portsmouth Harbor, Hampton-Seabrook Harbor and Dover Point.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Trowbridge, Phil, "Shellfish Tissue Monitoring in New Hampshire Estuaries 2003 and 2004" (2005). PREP Reports & Publications. 202.