Report on the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Directive 2008/56/EC)

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Series Details COM (2020) 259
Publication Date 25/06/2020
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Report published by the European Commission on 26 June 2020 concerning the implementation of Directive 2008/56/EC - also known as Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MFSD).

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This Directive establishes a common approach and objectives for the prevention, protection and conservation of the marine environment against damaging human activities. It was designed as a response to the pressure exercised over the marine environment and its ecosystems and the impact from human activities. This report is a legal requirement emanating from the MFSD, and it builds upon previously published implementation reports.

The document shows that while this framework for marine environmental protection is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious worldwide, it needs to be beefed up to be able to tackle predominant pressures such as overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices, plastic litter, excess nutrients, underwater noise and others types of pollution.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:259:FIN
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EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)60: Key stages and progress up to 2019 - Accompanying the Report on the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Directive 2008/56/EC) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2020:60:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)61: Review of the status of the marine environment in the European Union. Towards clean, healthy and productive oceans and sea - Accompanying the Reporton the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Directive 2008/56/EC) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2020:61:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)62: Background document for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive on the determination of good environmental status and its links to assessments and the setting of environmental targets - Accompanying the Report on the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Directive 2008/56/EC) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2020:62:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 25/06/2020: More protection for our seas and oceans is needed, report finds https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1160

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