HTML _ 97-872 - Pfiesteria: Natural Resource and Human Health Concerns
23-Sep-1997; Eugene Buck Claudia Copeland Jeffrey Zimi; 8 p.

Abstract: Congress, federal agencies, and affected mid-Atlantic states are seeking to better understand Pftesteria piscicida, a recently identified species of dinoflagellate algae that appears to have harmful effects on both fish and human health, and to determine how best to mitigate its impacts. While individual states seek to address concerns, Congress and federal agencies are considering how best to assist state efforts. Issues of likely interest to Congress include water quality management, agriculture and its possible role in the problem, human health effects, and impacts on fisheries. [read report]

Topics: Marine

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