Bay Briefings - Public Health

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Show simple item record Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.contributor.other en_US 2010-02-15T17:41:07Z 2010-02-15T17:41:07Z 2006 en_US
dc.description 1 page; available for download at the link below. en_US
dc.description.abstract Galveston Bay is one of the nation's most productive estuaries. It is estimated that seafood production generates an estimated $3.1 billion annually to our region's economy. The Bay supports one-third of the state's commercial fishing and over half of its recreational fishing. The bay is a popular place, and rightly so. Enjoying the bay, using it for our livelihoods, or consuming its fish or shellfish comes with some public-health risks. The Estuary Program works with state and federal agencies to understand, to publicize, and to minimize these risks. There are two main areas of risk: (1) exposure to pathogens (disease-causing organisms) through the consumption of oysters or by direct contact with contaminated waters, and (2) exposure to toxic substances through the consumption of contaminated fish or shellfish. en_US
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dc.publisher Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 9544 en_US
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dc.subject water and sediment quality; habitat protection; public health; freshwater inflow; species protection; shoreline management; spills, fills, and dumping; seafood consumption advisories en_US
dc.title Bay Briefings - Public Health en_US
dc.type Flyer en_US Houston, TX en_US
dc.series Bay Briefings - Charting the Course to 2015 en_US
dc.vol-issue en_US
dc.geo-code Galveston Bay en_US
dc.location GBIC Circulating Collection en_US
dc.scale en_US
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dc.acquisition-src Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
dc.description-other en_US en_US
dc.history 8/25/06 eas en_US N/A en_US

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