, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 679–685 | Cite as

Concentrations of trace elements in Pacific and Atlantic salmon

  • N. K. Khristoforova
  • V. Yu. TsygankovEmail author
  • M. D. Boyarova
  • O. N. Lukyanova
Marine Chemistry


Concentrations of Hg, As, Cd, Pb, Zn, and Cu were analyzed in the two most abundant species of Pacific salmon, chum and pink salmon, caught in the Kuril Islands at the end of July, 2013. The concentrations of toxic elements (Hg, As, Pb, Cd) in males and females of these species are below the maximum permissible concentrations for seafood. It was found that farmed filleted Atlantic salmon are dominated by Zn and Cu, while muscles of wild salmon are dominated by Pb. Observed differences are obviously related to peculiar environmental geochemical conditions: anthropogenic impact for Atlantic salmon grown in coastal waters and the influence of the natural factors volcanism and upwelling for wild salmon from the Kuril waters.


Atlantic Salmon Kurile Island Chum Salmon Pink Salmon Masu Salmon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Khristoforova
    • 1
    • 3
  • V. Yu. Tsygankov
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. D. Boyarova
    • 1
  • O. N. Lukyanova
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Far Eastern Federal UniversityVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Pacific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO-Centre)VladivostokRussia
  3. 3.Pacific Geographical Institute, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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