The Baltic Sea states and the North Sea states - decided to aim at a 50 % reduction of the N and P load from land compared to the level in the middle of the 1980s.
It is expected that the directives and especially the recently decided water framework Directive (the urban wastewater treatment directive, 2000/60/EC) will reduce the nutrient loads to the European coastal areas and the eutrophication impacts to an acceptable level.
Mediterranean Sea (7)
Mediterranean surface waters in the open sea are classified among the poorest in nutrients (oligotrophic) of the world oceans
Mediterranean coastal zone - important for human activities like habitation, industry, agriculture, fisheries, military facilities, and tourist resorts
Most of these activities contribute to coastal eutrophication in the Eastern Mediterranea n
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