Which instruments of the EU common agriculture policy are able to bring positive impact on the Baltic Sea environment?

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Eutrophication is a major environmental problem of the Baltic Sea and requires far-reaching measures to reduce nutrient inputs. Therefore the 2007 HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BASP) and consequent HELCOM Ministerial Declarations from 2010 and 2013 are addressing eutrophication as a primary target for all Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries. The BSAP establishes the following ecological objectives specifically connected to fighting eutrophication:

  • Concentrations of nutrients close to natural levels
  • Clear water
  • Natural level of algal blooms
  • Natural distribution and occurrence of plants and animals
  • Natural oxygen levels

Category
Water protection in Agriculture

Year
2015

Language
English

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