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Coastal Bioaccumulation Monitoring Surveys

The Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program’s coastal surveys have focused on the sampling and analysis of sport fish in a two-year screening survey of bioaccumulation on the California coast. The study evaluates two closely associated habitat types (the coast, & bays and estuaries) to evaluate the current fishing beneficial use status. This effort is part of a long-term comprehensive study of bioaccumulation in California water bodies and occurs every 10 years. Monitoring occurred in 2009 and 2018 in southern California zones and in 2010, 2020 and 2024 in central and northern California zones.

Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) 2023 2025, July 2023

Statewide Coastal Screening Survey (2018 – 2024)

A second Statewide Coastal Screening Survey was conducted between 2018 and 2024.

Final Documents

Supporting Documents

Statewide Coastal Screening Survey (2009 – 2010)

This Coastal Screening Survey was the largest of its kind ever conducted in California. Sport fish were collected in 2009 and 2010 from 68 locations on the California coast. A total of 3,483 sport fish representing 46 species were collected and analyzed for contaminants

Final Documents

Year 1 Documents

Supporting Documents

  • Monitoring Plan
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
  • Access to Data
      • Instructions on how to access tissue data
      • Tissue button in the RESULT CATEGORY:
      • Select > Programs > Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program > Done
      • Select > Projects > SWAMP Sportfish Coastal Zones > Done
      • Select > Turn on automatic station mapping (stations will be mapped on the map)
      • Select > Map Stations
      • Click on individual stations>
      • Select > Parameter Counts (see data)
      • First, complete the instructions above under: “INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE TISSUE DATA FOR THIS PROJECT”
      • Select > Retrieve Data (as an Microsoft Excel File)
        • Then download (save) data
        • File identified in Cell A:1 > CEDEN: Data Retrieval
        • This file summarizes fish attributes (length, weight, etc.) and the associated chemistry results.
      • To get the individual attributes of the composited fish (no chemistry)
        • Make sure your Pop-up Blocker is turned OFF
        • Include Sample Composite (notice the increase in Record Count)
        • Select > Retrieve Data
          • Then download (save) two data files (will include “Data Retrieval” file)
        • File identified in Cell A:1 > CEDEN: Sample Composite Data
          • This file is the individual attributes of the fish composites (no chemistry data)
  • Coastal Sampling Zones (requires Google earth®)
  • Year-One Cruise Report [6 MB]
  • Year-Two Cruise Report [4 MB]

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