Report of the FAO/UNEP Meeting on the Effects of Pollution on Marine Ecosystems - FAO Fisheries Report No. 352
Changes in the structure of marine communities and ecosystems under the influence of pollutants are evident in many Mediterranean coastal areas. An ecological survey of a polluted area can often provide more accurate and detailed information on the combined impact of pollutants than a whole range of laboratory tests and measurements. The importance and usefulness of ecological changes as indicators of the overall pollution level of certain Mediterranean areas was recognized and a research project on the effects of pollutants on marine communities and ecosystems was initiated (MED POL V) and coordinated by FAQ within the framework of MED POL Phase I.
Reports and Books