This page summarizes the main legislative documents which apply to eutrophication in estuarine and coastal waters in the United States and European Union

United States

European Union

Clean Water Act of 1972

Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act of 1977

Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998

EU Water Framework Directive

Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

Nitrates Directive

Shellfish Directive

Bivalve Transport Directive

OSPAR, HELCOM and Barcelona conventions

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