Closed – Have your say on ideas for MSFD measures

Survey now closed.

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) has been introduced by the European Commission  to bring about Good Environmental Status in our seas. What does this mean? What does Good Environmental Status look like? The aim is to get our seas back to their former glory and for marine activities and industry to be managed in a way that allows people and nature to thrive together.

The Directive will be implemented through a number of measures, some that already exist and some that have yet to be developed. These measures will define the way that we use our seas, for work and for leisure. Naturally everyone that uses the sea has a vested interest in helping to shape these measures.

The Celtic Seas Partnership project is trying to do just that – help you to have a say in the measures that will regulate your activity by:

1. Building understanding on MSFD and providing a place for discussion that will help you to confidently engage with and influence the development of legislative measures

2. Providing support for those involved with the project to work together on voluntary measures that would complement any legislative measures.

The Celtic Seas Partnership would like to hear what you think…

The discussions on measures were started at the Celtic Seas Partnership workshop in Liverpool last October. Everyone that attended was asked to come up with suggestions for measures that would help to achieve Good Environmental Status in the Celtic Seas.

Over 80 brainstorm ideas for potential measures were put forward. There is now an opportunity to comment on these ideas and make your own suggestions before it is decided which ones to focus efforts on during the Celtic Seas Partnership project.

If you’d like to give some feedback please complete the survey which can be found by following this link.

To find out more on the Celtic Seas Partnership and sign up to the project newsletter visit


Or contact Caroline Salthouse, Stakeholder Engagement Officer NW England. Caroline is based at the North West Coastal Forum tel: 0151 934 2966 email:

Celtic Seas Partnership is an EC LIFE+ project delivered with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community. Project number: LIFE011 ENV/UK/000392

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