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Water for Life and Livelihoods Consultation Summary Response Published

The Environment Agency has published a report summarising the responses to the consultation on draft River Basin Management Plans that ran from 10 October 2014 to 10 April 2015. The consultation was the third and final stage of public consultation on the second cycle of river basin planning. It posed questions on proposed long-term objectives for

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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

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Marine Strategy Framework Directive explained – Celtic Seas Partnership launches MSFD Animation

Struggling to get your head around the Marine Strategy Framework Directive? The Celtic Seas Partnership has produced a useful animation to help explain the pressures that our seas and oceans are under and the work the project is doing to protect them. To view the animation, which is available in both English and French, and

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New Directive Establishing a Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning

The European Commission and European Parliament has today published Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) This long-anticipated Directive has been developed as part of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy, which aims to support sustainable development of the marine environment, to develop coordinated and

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Marine Strategy Framework Directive – Government publishes response to the monitoring consultation and the finalised UK marine monitoring programmes

A consultation on monitoring proposals for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive took place earlier this year. The Government has now published a summary of the comments with their responses. In addition the ‘UK Marine Strategy Part Two: UK Marine Monitoring Programmes’ has now been finalised and published. There will be a further consultation covering proposals for the UK Programme of Measures

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A New Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning

The European Parliament has today (24th April) endorsed a new Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP).  MSP is a fundamental part of EU Integrated Maritime Policy and the Commission’s Blue Growth Strategy.  The text adopted can be found here. In an increasingly busy coastal and marine environment with many competing needs and finite resources the

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Closed – Consultation on Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Proposals for UK Marine Monitoring Programmes

This consultation runs from 8 January 2014 to 2 April 2014 Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the UK’s proposed monitoring programmes to measure progress towards achieving and maintaining Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires that Member

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A new Framework Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management?

On March 13 the European Commission launched a proposal to create a new Framework Directive to improve the planning of maritime activities at sea and the management of coastal areas. The proposal, in the form of a draft Directive, aims to establish a common European framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management in EU Member States. 

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