Day: 17 May 2002
Wild Baltic salmon back from brink of extinction but sustained action must continue
Efforts to protect and restore wild Baltic salmon populations, which faced extinction during the mid 1990s, have started to show promising results with 2001 stock levels reaching about 70% of the estimated potential capacity for 27 Baltic salmon rivers, according to the latest figures from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). However this is in stark contrast to the situation in the smallest rivers in the Bothnian Bay and Estonia, where levels remain at an alarming low level; and considerable work is required to rehabilitate spawning areas in many Baltic salmon rivers, according to the Helsinki Commission, HELCOM.
Business Briefs: wastewater and heavy metals in China, and protection against terrorism
In this week’s international Business Briefs, Canadian water disinfection systems, and US heavy metal remediation are to go to work in China; the launch of forest cover software; and advice to Colombia on reducing terrorist attacks on water systems.
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