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How clean are European bathing sites?

How clean are European bathing sites?

The summer holiday season is just around the corner and, like every year, a multitude of tourists from all over the world are looking forward to frolicking on the many beaches and bathing sites that our beautiful continent has to offer. Swimming has always been a source of endless fun, but that doesn’t mean that it is safe to do it anywhere. While most bathing sites in the EU can boast excellent water quality, there are … Read entire article »

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Why is the implementation of maritime spatial planning a necessity for marine aquaculture?

Why is the implementation of maritime spatial planning a necessity for marine aquaculture?

The coexistence between economic activities in coastal areas in a context of growing space-demanding maritime activities such as shipping, coastal tourism and the protection of marine areas raises concern for more traditional activities, including aquaculture, if not accompanied by the implementation of Integrated Coastal Management Strategies and Maritime Spatial Planning. The study carried out for the EU Commission in 2008 about the economic performance of the European aquaculture[1] identified difficulties to obtain licences and the expansion … Read entire article »

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