Suzanne J. Boyes
Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas?
Boyes, Suzanne J.; Elliott, Michael; Murillas-Maza, Arantza; Papadopoulou, Nadia; Uyarra, Maria C.
Professor Mike Elliott Mike.Elliott@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences/ Research Professor, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies
Maria C. Uyarra
Recent additions to marine environmental legislation are usually designed to fill gaps in protection and management, build on existing practices or correct deficiencies in previous instruments. Article 13 of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to develop a Programme of Measures (PoM) by 2015, to meet the objective of Good Environmental Status (GES) for their waters by 2020. This review explores key maritime-related policies with the aim to identify the opportunities and threats that they pose for the achievement of GES. It specifically examines how Member States have relied on and will integrate existing legislation and policies to implement their PoM and the potential opportunities and difficulties associated with this. Using case studies of three Member States, other external impediments to achieving GES are discussed including uses and users of the marine environment who are not governed by the MSFD, and gives recommendations for overcoming barriers.
|Journal Article Type||Review|
|Publication Date||Oct 15, 2016|
|Journal||Marine pollution bulletin|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Boyes, S. J., Elliott, M., Murillas-Maza, A., Papadopoulou, N., & Uyarra, M. C. (2016). Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas?. Marine pollution bulletin, 111(1-2), 18-32 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.079|
|Keywords||Marine strategy framework directive (MSFD), Barriers, Blue growth, Programme of measures, Recommendations, GES|
|Additional Information||This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas?; Journal Title: Marine Pollution Bulletin; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.079; Content Type: article; Copyright: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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