Concentration dataset for 4 essential and 5 non-essential elements in fish collected in Arctic and sub-Arctic territories of the Nenets Autonomous and Arkhangelsk regions of Russia Academic Article uri icon

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  • The raw concentration data for the research article entitled "Essential and non-essential trace elements in fish consumed by indigenous peoples of the European Russian Arctic" (Sobolev et al., 2019) [1] are herein presented. Fifteen fish species were collected in the Nenets Autonomous and Arkhangelsk Regions of the Russian Federation and were analysed for 9 elements (As, Cd, Co, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn). The sampling sites were located in the European parts of the Russian Arctic and sub-Arctic territories. Within these territories, Nenets indigenous peoples commonly catch and consume local fish. Based on questionnaire data, local fish sources constituted ∼ 90% of the total fish consumed by endemic individuals living in these regions. The data summarized in this publication fill a gap in knowledge.


  • Sobolev, Nikita
  • Nieboer, Evert
  • Aksenov, Andrey
  • Sorokina, Tatiana
  • Chashchin, Valery
  • Ellingsen, Dag G
  • Varakina, Yulia
  • Plakhina, Elena
  • Kotsur, Dmitry
  • Kosheleva, Anna
  • Thomassen, Yngvar

publication date

  • December 2019