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Report of the Working Group on Biological Effects of Contaminants (WGBEC)

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES

WGBEC includes in its membership scientists from national government institutes, academia, industry and management. The group also has a diverse membership of expertise, ranging from chemists, biologists, biochemists and environmental scien-tists. This is beneficial as requests in the past, particularly from OSPAR have been wide-ranging. This year there were ten items on the agenda, including two items from ICES and one from OSPAR/ICES. Priority was given to the latter items. Presentations and discussions took place in plenary, with rapporteur responsibility shared by all members of the group. All items on the agenda (covering all ToRs) were com-pleted and are reported


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