Tag Archives: GES

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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Closed – Consultation on Draft Updates to River Basin Management Plans inc. North West

Consultation closes 10th April 2015 at 23:45 p.m. The Environment Agency is seeking views on proposed updates to all the English River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs), including the plan for the North West River Basin District. Consultations are also being run for cross border rivers by Natural Resources Wales for the Dee RBMP and by the Scottish Environment

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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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Celtic Seas Partnership Activity Update

The Celtic Seas Partnership is a four year EC Life+ project supporting the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in the Celtic Seas. It aims to draw people together from across the Celtic Seas to set up collaborative and innovative approaches to managing their marine environment. It is working to put the people

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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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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

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Marine Strategy Framework Directive MSFD – Consultation report published

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to take measures to achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status for their seas by 2020.  In 2012, the UK Government and devolved administrations carried out a joint consultation on the early stages of the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.  The Government’s response to this

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A Strategy for Marine Nature Conservation in Scotland’s Seas

Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government have published a Strategy for Marine Nature Conservation in Scotland’s Seas. The strategy sets out aims and objectives for protecting and enhancing marine biodiversity in Scottish waters. The strategy is designed to facilitate co-operation in pursuit of shared marine objectives in the UK and to meet national and international

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Europe’s seas: Commission sets out criteria for good environmental status

Last year, The EC adopted a decision outlining criteria necessary to achieve good environmental status (GES) for Europe’s seas. This is required under the Marine Strategy Frame Work, which aims to achieve good environmental status in all EU marine waters by 2020. The criteria for GES focuses on different aspects of marine ecosystems, including biological

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