Use of sulphur and carbon stable-isotope composition of fish scales and muscles to identify the origin of fish

Andrzej Trembaczowski 1
  • 1 Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Institute of Physics, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Sq 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

Use of sulphur and carbon stable-isotope composition of fish scales and muscles to identify the origin of fish

δ34S and δ13C analyses were used to determine the origin of trout specimens. The isotope record of their scales and muscles are compared with a database previously obtained from wild- and reared fish coming from Polish rivers and pond farms. The comparison made it possible to find out whether the trout were wild or reared.

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