The goal of this project was to provide data for two PREP 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 2010 and 2011, PREP supported the collection and analysis of tissue samples from benchmark mussel sites in Hampton-Seabrook Harbor and Dover Point.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services; Wood, Matthew A.; and Trowbridge, Philip R., "Shellfish Tissue Monitoring in Piscataqua Region Estuaries 2010 and 2011" (2012). PREP Reports & Publications. 6.