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Canary Current – GIWA Regional assessment 41

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Global International Waters Assessment
Canary Current, GIWA Regional assessment 41
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
June, 2005
Tayaa, M., Saine, A., Ndiaye, G. and M. Deme
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This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Canary Current region, which covers the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem and the river systems draining into it. The region has several drainage systems of both national and international significance and are exploited for crop and livestock development, rural as well as urban domestic water needs and industrial development. The environmental impacts of stream flow modification and changes in the water table have led to serious socio-economic impacts that often have significant transboundary implications. Overexploitation of living resources in the marine waters is another major issue in the region and most of the coastal countries in the region have already taken steps in terms of regulating fisheries at national and international level. The root causes of freshwater shortage in the Senegal River and Souss-Massa River basins as well as for the overexploitation issues in the marine part of the region are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented.

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Front cover (511 Kb)
Contents (61 Kb)
Executive summary (33 Kb)
Acknowledgements (18 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (40 Kb)
Regional definition (3 305 Kb)
Assessment (293 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (339 Kb)
Policy options (155 Kb)
References (64 Kb)
Annexes (109 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (832 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (191 Kb)
Back cover (795 Kb)

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