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Sea of Okhotsk – GIWA Regional assessment 30

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Global International Waters Assessment
Sea of Okhotsk, GIWA Regional assessment 30
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
May, 2006
Alekseev, A.V., Baklanov, P.J., Arzamastsev, I.S., Blinov, Yu.G., Fedorovskii, A.S., Kachur, A.N., Khrapchenkov, F.F., Medvedeva, I.A., Minakir, P.A., Titova, G.D., Vlasov, A.V., Voronov, B.A. and H. Ishitobi
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This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Sea of Okhotsk region. Rapid population growth and economic development have led to increasing pollution loads in the Amur River basin – the region’s largest drainage basin – placing increasing pressure on its diverse ecosystems. In the Sea of Okhotsk region, fishing fleets are unsustainably exploiting the Sea’s fisheries, and the extensive oil and gas development will significantly increase the risk of spills in the future. The report assesses the past and present status and future prospects of the region, and traces the transboundary issues back to their root causes. Policy options are proposed that aim to address these driving issues in order to enhance the environmental quality of the region and secure the future prosperity of its inhabitants.

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Front cover (620 Kb)
Contents (61 Kb)
Executive summary (41 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (33 Kb)
Regional definition (4 513 Kb)
Assessment (1 443 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (89 Kb)
Policy options (80 Kb)
Conclusions (38 Kb)
References (53 Kb)
Annexes (85 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (831 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (200 Kb)
Back cover (796 Kb)

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