Environmental Impact Statement


Environmental Impact Statement
a document prepared to describe the effects of proposed activities (such as implementation of a fisheries management plan) on the environment. Impacts can be positive or negative or both and the document may also describe ways to mitigate impacts

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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