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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MPA report imgPublished in October 2015

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires Member States to adopt Programmes of Measures to achieve good environmental status in their marine waters by 2020.

The Programmes of Measures shall include spatial protection measures contributing to coherent and representative networks of marine protected areas (MPAs). This is the report on the progress in establishing marine protected areas

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Nautical activities and environment study imgCommissioned by the European Confederation of Nautical Industries, ECNI. June 2009

This study is structured in order to follow the life-cycle approach of a boat, and identify its environmental impact from its conception and manufacturing stage, through its useful life and related operations, and concluding with its disposal at the end of life of the boat.

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Directive 2000 60 EC on waterAlso known as EU Water Directive

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It sets out rules to halt deterioration in the status of EU water bodies and achieve ‘good status’ for Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwater by 2015.
  • Specifically, this includes: protecting all forms of water; restoring the ecosystems in and around these bodies of water; reducing pollution in water bodies; guaranteeing sustainable water usage by individuals and businesses.
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Directive 2000 59 EC on port waste facilitiesWhat does the directive do?

  • It enhances the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
  • It also sets out a regime of enforcement, including a system for inspections and for the exchange of information.

 

The directive is currently under the process of being revised.

Read the current proposal for a Directive on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, COM/2018/033 final

 

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