Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


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 to 2006


Maryland Sea Grant

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.