The quality of water required to support life and growth of marine bivalves and gastropods in the period 2003–2009 was in compliance with statutory requirements.
This indicator shows the quality of the Slovenian sea from the perspective of water quality requirements for life and growth of marine bivalves and gastropods.
In accordance with the Decree on the quality of water required to support marine bivalves and gastropods, basic physical/chemical parameters, halogenated organic compounds and metals in the water, as well as cadmium and hydrogen in sediments and bivalve meat was measured 4–12 times per year in the period 2003–2009. In the period between the beginning of summer and the beginning of spring, analyses of phytoplankton toxicity were also included in the programme.
Three monitoring sites are included in the monitoring of quality of water for life and growth of marine bivalves and gastropods: the Bay of Piran – Sečovlje, the mussel farm at Debeli rtič and the Bay of Strunjan.
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