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Eutrophication

Eutrophication is the result of excessive enrichment of water with nutrients, which may accelerate the growth of algae (phytoplankton) in the water column. This may result in a range of undesirable disturbances in the marine ecosystem, including a shift in the composition of the flora and fauna, which in turn affects habitats and biodiversity, depletion of oxygen, changes in water clarity, and behavioural changes or even death of fish and other species. Arrow

Common Procedure

The OSPAR Commission’s strategic objective with regard to eutrophication is to combat eutrophication in the OSPAR maritime area to achieve and maintain a healthy marine environment where anthropogenic eutrophication does not occur. The Common Proce... Arrow