UNEPGEFUniversity of Kalmar
Faroe Plateau – GIWA Regional assessment 13

Download  File size: 3 Mb
Name of Publication:
Global International Waters Assessment
Faroe Plateau, GIWA Regional assessment 13
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
November, 2004
Pedersen, S.A., Madsen, J. and M. Dyhr-Nielsen
Available formats
Electronically (PDF)
This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the marine waters around The Faroes – one of the important national and international fishing grounds in the North Atlantic. Toxic contamination of the tissue of marine fish, birds and mammals is causing human health problems, but may also affect the economically important fisheries sector. The cause is long-distance transport of pollutants by ocean currents and air from industrial areas in Europe, North America and Asia. Improved international cooperation is needed to address this issue. The marine resources are also threatened by unsustainable exploitation, in particular because the fish stocks are stressed by climatic and oceanographic variability. The need for efficient governance and management frameworks is acknowledged, but lack of scientific documentation impede the actual implementation. Comprehensive international research efforts, supporting the Faroe research community, is needed.

PDF  Download Download the full report. File size: 3 Mb

Download individual chapters: 
Front cover (153 Kb)
Contents (117 Kb)
Preface (22 Kb)
Executive summary (23 Kb)
Regional definition (619 Kb)
Assessment (362 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (53 Kb)
Policy options (71 Kb)
References (61 Kb)
Annexes (32 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (610 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (218 Kb)
Back cover (796 Kb)

Global International Waters Assessment, GIWA
SE- 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden
Phone: +46- 480 44 60 00. Fax: +46- 480 44 73 55.

page last modified on 22 August 2006