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The Chemical Services Group performs analytical chemical services and/or obtains such services from specialized fishery products testing laboratories as required to support the NSIL's mission. The Group conducts the following analytical tests on imported and domestic fishery products.

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  • Species Identification
  • Heavy Metals
  • Domoic Acid
  • Bisulfites
  • Histamines
  • Chlorinated Pesticides
  • Moisture

These various analytical tests are performed on samples submitted by clients or stakeholders in the seafood industry on a fee-for-service basis.

Chemical Analytical Group is located at:
100 Singing River Parkway
Building 47A
Pascagoula, MS 39595
(228) 762-7402

Calvin C. Walker, DVM, PhD, Lead Analyst, Ext. 134
Steve Winters, Technical Lead, Ext. 124
Kenneth Powell, Chemist/Safety Officer, Ext. 116
Cheryl Lassitter, USM Intern, Ext. 107

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