As part of the One Health Caribbean Leadership Series, teams are required to complete a National Project. These projects were designed with the mission of addressing and solving real problems in the various countries. Problems were identified at the interface between human, animal and environmental health.
PROJECT TITLE: Potential risks of the consumption of shark meat to the public of Trinidad & Tobago
PROJECT OBJECTIVES: To analyse existing data on imported and locally-caught shark and shark meat in Trinidad & Tobago
To determine the levels of mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium in local and imported shark meat (by species if possible) consumed
To ascertain the consumer knowledge on the potential risks and the shark-human interface
Team Trinidad & Tobago
Dr. Dwight Walrond, Deputy CEO, Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) presents
Certificates of Achievement to Dr. Paul Crooks, Mr. Chris Saith and Dr. Janine Seetahal. (L-R)