There is limited knowledge
about the sensitivity of different fish species to environmental pollutants.
Such information is pivotal in risk assessment and to understand why some
species appear to be more tolerant to contaminants than others. Primary
hepatocyte cultures of three marine fish species could be established in the
field. Their sensitivity to selected contaminants differs. Flatfish hepatocytes
were more susceptible to copper and statin exposure than hepatocytes from cod.