Suzanne J. Boyes
Marine legislation - the ultimate 'horrendogram': international law, European directives and national implementation
Boyes, Suzanne J.; Elliott, Michael
Professor Mike Elliott Mike.Elliott@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences/ Research Professor, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies
The EU is a pre-eminent player in sustainable development, adopting more than 200 pieces of legislation that have direct repercussions for marine environmental policy and management. Over five decades, measures have aimed to protect the marine environment by tackling the impact of human activities, but maritime affairs have been dealt with by separate sectoral policies without fully integrating all relevant sectors. Such compartmentalisation has resulted in a patchwork of EU legislation and resultant national legislation leading to a piecemeal approach to marine protection. These are superimposed on international obligations emanating from UN and other bodies and are presented here as complex ‘horrendograms’ showing the complexity across vertical governance. These horrendograms have surprised marine experts despite them acknowledging the many uses and users of the marine environment. Encouragingly since 2000, the evolution in EU policy has progressed to more holistic directives and here we give an overview of this change.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Sep 15, 2014|
|Journal||Marine pollution bulletin|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2014). Marine legislation - the ultimate 'horrendogram': international law, European directives and national implementation. Marine pollution bulletin, 86(1-2), 39-47 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.06.055|
|Keywords||EU marine legislation, Sectoral, Holistic, Policy mapping, Governance|
|Additional Information||This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Marine legislation – The ultimate ‘horrendogram’: International law, European directives & national implementation; Journal Title: Marine Pollution Bulletin; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.06.055; Content Type: article; Copyright: Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
© 2014. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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