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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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