In our study we elaborated an overwiew on the contamination grade of fish from turkish waters by selected organochlorine pesticides, nitromusks and chlorobiphenyl congeneres. We could demonstrate, that the tested fish species, being prior processed to canned products and brought to the market, contained particularly unmistakable amounts of the above mentioned analytes. Sardines, sardelles and trout gave results generally far belowe the german regulatory limits. However total DDT in pelamides reached an order of magnitude near the german limit of 0,5 mg/kg (based on wet weight). The necessarity of enhanced systematic measurements for monitoring pollutants in fish from turkish waters thus becomes evident.