Closed – consultation on Marine Strategy Framework Directive Programme of Measures

Closes 24th April 2015

Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are consulting on a proposed Programme of Measures which will help the UK to achieve Good Environmental Status in the UK’s seas by 2020, as required by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

There are 11 ‘descriptors’ for Good Environmental Status: biological diversity, non-indigenous species, commercially exploited fish and shellfish, food webs, human-induced eutrophication, seafloor integrity, hydrographical conditions, contaminants, contaminants in fish and other seafood, marine litter and introduction of energy including underwater noise and a detailed assessment of current activity and proposed measures is given for each.

To view the consultation follow this link

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