The Agency's radiological monitoring programme generally samples commercial seafoods. However, there is the potential for uncommon, but edible seafoods to be eaten by local fishing communities. This project aims to identify if there are any uncommon seafoods particularly high in radioactivity which might be eaten by some consumers.
Selected species of seaweed, molluscs, crustacea, echinoderms and fish were collected from three main coastal locations near nuclear sites: the Cumbria coast near Sellafield, the Anglesey coast near Wylfa and the Bristol channel near Hinkley.
Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.