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|Title:||Recommendations on methods for the detection and control of biological pollution in marine coastal waters|
|Authors:||VANDEKERKHOVE JOCHEN; OLENIN Sergej; ELLIOTT Michael; BYSVEEN Ingrid; CULVERHOUSE Phil F.; DAUNYS Darius; DUBELAAR George B.j.; GOLLASCH Stephan; GOULLETQUER Philippe; JELMERT Anders; KANTOR Yuri; BRINGSVOR MÉZETH Kjersti; MINCHIN Dan; OCCHIPINTI-AMBROGI Anna; OLENINA Irina|
|Citation:||MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN vol. 62 no. 12 p. 2598-2604|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Adverse effects of invasive alien species, or biological pollution, is an increasing problem in marine coastal waters, which remain high on the environmental management agenda. All maritime countries need to assess the size of this problem and consider effective mechanisms to prevent introductions, and if necessary and where possible to monitor, contain, control or eradicate the introduced impacting organisms. Despite this, and in contrast to more enclosed water bodies, the openness of marine systems indicates that once species are in an area then eradication is usually impossible. Most institutions in countries are aware of the problem and have sufficient governance in place for management. However, there is still a general lack of commitment and concerted action plans are needed to address this problem. This paper provides recommendations resulting from an international workshop based upon a large amount of experience relating to the assessment and control of biopollution.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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