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Global International Waters Assessment

Patagonian Shelf

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: March 2005
  • Page count: 182
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.III.D.14

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This report presents the assessment of Patagonian Shelf and associated river basins. The report focuses on the La Plata River Basin, the second largest watershed in South America, and the South Atlantic Drainage System, comprising basins that drain large arid areas of Argentina. Pollution in the La Plata River Basin has caused considerable environmental degradation while fishing has changed marine habitats and communities. The root causes of environmental degradation in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone and the Uruguay River Basin, are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented.