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EU Coast and Marine Policy

Legislation: the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

 

Implementation

 

ICZM

Good Environmental Status

Descriptor 1 Biodiversity is maintained

 

Descriptor 2 Non-indigenous species do not adversely alter the ecosystem

 

Descriptor 3. The population of commercial fish species is healthy

 

Descriptor 4. Elements of food webs ensure long-term abundance and reproduction

 

Descriptor 5. Eutrophication is minimised

 

Descriptor 6. The sea floor integrity ensures functioning of the ecosystem

 

Descriptor 7. Permanent alteration of hydrographical conditions does not adversely affect the ecosystem

 

Descriptor 8. Concentrations of contaminants give no effects

 

Descriptor 9. Contaminants in seafood are below safe levels

 

Descriptor 10. Marine litter does not cause harm

 

Descriptor 11. Introduction of energy (including underwater noise) does not adversely affect the ecosystem

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