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Quality of surface fresh waters needing protection or improvement in order to be support fish life: 12 years of monitoring pursuant to European Union Directive 78/659/EEC.
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PMID:  21706473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To implement European Union Directive 78/659/EEC concerning the quality of fresh waters that require protection or improvement in order to support fish life, the Abruzzo Regional Council commissioned the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (by Regional Law No. 50 of 10 August 1994, to conduct a census of the surface freshwaters in the region, and to classify them. The authors describe the freshwater classifications obtained through monitoring campaigns conducted over a period of twelve years (1996 to 2008). The results indicate slight improvements in the quality of the water over time in terms of contamination by chemicals for which they were monitored; however, 14 stretches do not comply with the requirements of the European Union Directive.
Carla Giansante; Giampiero Scortichini; Valeria Melai; Sandro Pelini; Nicola Ferri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinaria italiana     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1828-1427     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Ital.     Publication Date:    2011 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-27     Completed Date:  2011-12-14     Revised Date:  2012-03-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0201543     Medline TA:  Vet Ital     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; ita     Pagination:  205-218     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise G. Caporale, Campo Boario, 64100 Teramo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring / legislation & jurisprudence*
European Union
Fresh Water*
Time Factors
Water Quality / standards*

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