Closed – Marine Strategy Framework Directive Consultation: UK Initial Assessment and proposals for Good Environmental Status

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires Member States to take measures to achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status for their seas by 2020.  The UK Government and devolved administrations are carrying out a joint consultation on the early stages of the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

This includes:

  • a draft initial assessment of the state of theUK’s seas
  • proposals forUKcharacteristics of GES
  • proposals for detailedUKtargets and indicators of GES
  • an impact assessment setting out potential implications of the proposed GES targets and indicators

The consultation closes on 18th June. For more information and to respond see the Defra website.

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