Impact of Inland and Sea Water Quality on Aquatic Food Products Safety

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Ceylan Z., Atıcı A. A., Şen F.

International Congress On Engineering And Life Science (ICELIS), Kastamonu, Turkey, 26 - 29 April 2018, vol.000, no.0, pp.811

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 000
  • City: Kastamonu
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.811
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Chemical and microbiological contaminants in inland and seawater may be a hazard vehicle for

transport of such as Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heavy metal and also pathogenic bacteria strains

from aquatic environment to aquatic food products. The level of PAHs in inland and seawater increase with

industrialization and the traffic density. The contaminants are stored in particularly fatty tissue of raw fish, this

case may affect human health with time. Heavy metal, pesticide so on are the other main chemical contaminants,

which directly affect seafood quality. Concentration of domestic wastewater and not being enough household

waste recycling centre and sewage treatment plant in the region play a key role for especially inland water

quality. Due to these reasons, the microbial contamination risk like coliform bacteria could increase in these

locations. Furthermore, water sources obtained from these regions are used for cleaning, washing and making ice

in the fishing vessel and also unhygienic food processing locations. These undesired applications can affect

directly public health by the reasons such as total mesophilic, psychrophilic bacteria growth and existence of

pathogenic bacteria in fish flesh, so all above mentioned conditions must be monitored and taken under control

for protecting public health.

In this respect, the primary aim of the study was to remark the relationship between aquatic food product and

water quality in inlands and seawater.