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Serious Shortcomings in the Definition of MFSD Descriptor 3 : MARINET Statement, October 2012

MARINET has informed the OSPAR Committee considering how best to define the “good environmental status” Descriptors of the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive that the definition being advanced for commercial fish and shellfish stocks has serious shortcomings and that they must be urgently addressed.

Defra MSFD Consultation Submission

Marinet’s submission to the UK government under its public consultation (June 2012) on the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, 2008/56/EC

Legislation requiring European seas, including UK seas, to have attained “good environmental status” by 2020.

EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, 2008/56/EC

We provide here the full text of this legislation. It requires European seas, including UK seas, to have attained “good environmental status” by 2020.

MARINET amendments to the UK Marine Bill at Report Stage in the House of Lords, April 2009

We provide here the full list of amendments proposed by MARINET to the Government and Opposition Parties in respect of the UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill at the Report Stage in the House of Lords, May 2009. This includes both the suggested amended text, and the reasoning for these proposed amendments.

MARINET amendments to the UK Marine Bill at Report Stage in the House of Lords, April 2009

We provide here the full list of amendments proposed by MARINET to the Government and Opposition Parties in respect of the UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill at the Report Stage in the House of Lords, May 2009. This includes both the suggested amended text, and the reasoning for these proposed amendments.

Legal Powers possessed by UK Parliament to create Highly Protected Marine Reserves in UK seas out to 200 nautical miles

A short Marinet Briefing Paper explaining the powers of the UK Parliament to create Highly Protected Marine Reserves.

MARINET Briefing on the need for Highly Protected Marine Reserves to cover 30% of UK seas

A short Briefing Paper on why Highly Protected Marine Reserves should be entered into the text of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, and should cover at least 30% of UK seas.