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The Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Barnes, Richard; Metcalfe, Daniel


Daniel Metcalfe


The Marine Strategy Framework Directive was adopted on 17 June 2008 and entered into force on 15 July 2008. It is recognised by the European Community that pressures and demands on marine resources are often excessive and that action must be taken in order to minimise the negative impacts upon the marine environment. The MFSD establishes a framework within which Member States must take action to achieve or maintain good environmental status for the marine environment by 2020.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Print ISSN 0927-3522
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Pages 81 - 91
APA6 Citation Barnes, R., & Metcalfe, D. (2010). The Marine Strategy Framework Directive. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 25, 81 - 91.
Keywords Current legal developments; The European Union
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