Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)

| March 6, 2015

WHAT-guidelines-navigation-iconThe Scottish Government, DEFRA, the Northern Ireland executive and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the UK’s proposed programme of measures to maintain or achieves Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020.

The consultation covers proposals for programme of measures for each of the 11 MSFD descriptors. These relate to biological diversity, non-indigenous species, commercially exploited fish and shellfish, food webs, human-induced eutrophication, sea floor integrity, hydrographical conditions, contaminants, contaminants in fish and other seafood, marine litter and introduction of energy (including underwater noise).

The consultation runs until the 24th April 2015 and more information can be found here.

A Scottish consultation event will be held on Thursday 2 April 2015 at the Holiday Inn, 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UA. 

Please contact susan.ewart1@scotland.gsi.gov.uk if you wish to register for this event.

Category: Consultations, Scottish Government News

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