European and Bulgarian legislation related to heavy metal pollution of marine aquacultures
Author(s): Veselin Kirov, Hristina Neshovska and Iliyan Manev
Abstract: The subject of the study was regulatory documents for implementation of the European legislations in the act of Bulgarian regulation related to marine aquacultures. A summary of Ordinance № 5/2015 on determining the maximum levels of certain contaminants in food was performed, as well as an analysis of Directive 2013/39/EU. Based on the review of European and Bulgarian legislation regarding the maximum levels of heavy metals in aquatic organisms, it can be summarized that the maximum levels of aluminium, arsenic, copper, nickel, chromium and zinc in aquatic organisms were presented in the analysed repealed regulatory documents. Furthermore, in the current legislation, the safety of aquatic organisms with regard to heavy metal pollution is related only to the control of lead, cadmium and mercury. Based on the current research, we can make the following European legislation in this area is fully implemented in the act of Bulgarian regulation.
How to cite this article:
Veselin Kirov, Hristina Neshovska, Iliyan Manev. European and Bulgarian legislation related to heavy metal pollution of marine aquacultures. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(4):86-88.