Photo: Trine Lise Sviggum Helgerud, NPI.

Levels of contaminants in fish and crustaceans from the Barents Sea are in general relatively low and below maximum levels set for food safety. For most substances, concentrations are stable or slightly decreasing.

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Photo: Peter Leopold. NPI.

Levels of radioactive pollution in the Barents Sea are low and generally decreasing. The levels in fish and seafood is far below the maximum permitted level for radioactive cesium in food set by the Norwegian authorities after the Chernobyl accident (600 Bq/kg).

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