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Yellow Sea – GIWA Regional assessment 34

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Global International Waters Assessment
Yellow Sea, GIWA Regional assessment 34
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
June, 2005
Teng, S.K., Yu, H., Tang, Y., Tong, L., Choi, C.I., Kang, D., Liu, H., Chun, Y., Juliano, R.O., Rautalahti-Miettinen, E. and D. Daler
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This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Yellow Sea region and the adjacent Bohai Sea sub-system. The Yellow sea is a semi-enclosed water body bordering the Chinese mainland to the west and the Korean Peninsula to the east. Results from the assessment of the Bohai sub-system, which is entirely located within China and therefore not considered transboundary, is also presented. Freshwater shortage, habitat and community modification and unsustainable exploitation of fish and other living resources were assessed to be the priority concerns in both sub-systems. The past and present status and future prospects are discussed, and the transboundary issues are traced back to their root causes. Increased population growth and mass migration to urban areas is a major root cause in this region. Policy options have been recommended to mitigate environmental and socio-economic impacts and to secure the region’s future prosperity.

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Front cover (223 Kb)
Contents (62 Kb)
Executive summary (64 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (43 Kb)
Regional definition, Yellow Sea (3 311 Kb)
Assessment, Yellow Sea (239 Kb)
Causal chain analysis, Yellow Sea (139 Kb)
Policy options, Yellow Sea (100 Kb)
References, Yellow Sea (50 Kb)
Regional definition, Bohai Sea (3 125 Kb)
Assessment, Bohai Sea (156 Kb)
Causal chain analysis, Bohai Sea (144 Kb)
Policy options, Bohai Sea (56 Kb)
References, Bohai Sea (28 Kb)
Conclusions, Yellow Sea & Bohai Sea (39 Kb)
Annexes (255 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (836 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (196 Kb)
Back cover (798 Kb)

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