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Directive 2008/56/EC establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy

Directive 2008 56 EC on MSFDAlso known as Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It establishes a common approach and objectives for the prevention, protection and conservation of the marine environment against damaging human activities
  • It requires EU countries to develop strategies to achieve ‘good environmental status’ by 2020
  • It emphasises the need for EU countries to cooperate with their neighbours in the marine regions
  • It recognises the importance of spatial protection measures for the marine environment



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