The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, through a contract with the University of Florida Survey Research Center (UFSRC), planned to conduct a statewide survey of fish and shellfish consumption patterns by Floridians.
The objective of the survey was to use state-of-the-science techniques to collect data to establish and evaluate estimates of the current long-term fish consumption patterns for the adult (18 years of age and older) general population residing in the state of Florida including factors that influence those consumption patterns and details about the fish species consumed.
The department decided to terminate the fish consumption survey contract because of unknown impacts to fish consumption patterns in Florida and the data that would have been collected as part of the pilot and statewide fish consumption surveys, including uncertainty surrounding the ultimate use of the data for regulatory purposes.
The department is evaluating alternative approaches for the revision of the human health-based water quality criteria in Chapter 62-302, F.A.C.
If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlyn Sutton, 850-245-8819.
June 9, 2022 - 11:59am
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