Maryland Sea Grant Extension Fisheries Extension Enhancement: Training and Education in support of Effective Controls for Scombroid (Histamine) Poisoning

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Lipton

Start/End Year:

2002 - 2006


Maryland Sea Grant College

Co-Principal Investigator:

Thomas E. Rippen, University of Maryland Eastern Shore



1.) To reduce illness in the U.S. caused by scombroid poisoning. 2.) To reduce losses of histamine-forming food fish from the marketplace caused by onboard mishandling, and to minimize the associated economic, regulatory and social consequences of those losses. 3.) Establish a nationally coordinated educational network from academia, agencies, and commercial fishing/charter organizations to improve communication among these groups.

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