National Contaminants Advisory Group (NCAG)
The National Contaminants Advisory Group (NCAG) provides scientific information and advice to Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other government departments on priority issues related to the biological effects of contaminants on aquatic organisms.
The National Contaminants Advisory Group (NCAG) is supporting new research to better understand the biological effects of contaminants on aquatic organisms.
2018-02-19 - NCAG news release
The National Contaminants Advisory Group engages with scientists from universities, research organizations, environmental consultants, and other government departments to support research and obtain external expertise on priority issues.
The work of NCAG focusses on four general priority areas:
- Aquaculture therapeutants
- Oil and gas-related contaminants
- Contaminants and issues of emerging concern, such as microplastics.
List of NCAG research priorities.
How to get in touch with the National Contaminants Advisory Group.
One of the functions of the National Contaminants Advisory Group is to fund external research on priority contaminants issues. The outcomes of the research funded by NCAG will ultimately support Departmental science-based decisions.
Summaries of all funded research projects including region, ecoregion, research priority, principal investigator and year.
As part of the Oceans Protection Plan, the National Contaminants Advisory Group is supporting external research on how various oil and gas contaminants affect fish and other aquatic organisms.
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