In the near future a kraft pulp mill will be discharging wastes into British Columbia stream which supports a heavily fished population of mountain whitefish, Prosopium williamsoni. Although experiments involving bleached kraft pulp mill effluent (BKME) and salmon have been documented by Howard and Walden (1965). Servizi et al. (1966), and others, there is a paucity of information on the effects of BKME on mountain whitefish. In consequence, acute toxicity bioassay were conducted to determine the relative susceptibility of mountain whitefish and coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch.
Cope, F.G., Bull, C.J.. 1968. Comparative Bioassays of Coho, Oncorhynchus kisutch, and Mountain Whitefish, Prosopium williamsoni, in Neutralized Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent. Department of Recreation and Conservation. Fisheries Management Report. FMR58