Nitrogen cuts "key to cleaner Swedish western seas"

Experts call for further reductions in nitrogen run-off and emissions to air to reverse marine eutrophication

Nitrogen run-off from agriculture and nitrogen emissions to air in Baltic and North Sea states should be further reduced to reverse the eutrophication of Sweden's western seas, concludes an expert panel in a report published on Tuesday.  The report evaluates measures to date to achieve Sweden's "zero eutrophication" goal for 2010 for the Danish Sounds, the Kattegat and the Skagerrak (EED 04/05/01).  Despite recent reductions in nutrient run-off, marine ecosystems in these areas have seen "little improvement", the authors say. See press release and report.

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