Development of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) policy

The implementation of the MSFD is on-going. In July 2012, EU Member States are supposed to present their plans with:

-Initial assessment of the marine environment and whether the “Good environmental status” of its marine environment has been reached.

-Targets and indicators for the 11 marine descriptors.

CCB, Seas at Risk and the Mediterranean Information Office have developed a Handbook for NGOs on how to work with the MSFD. Factsheets related to the various marine descriptors have been developed jointly by several European environmental NGOs.

The handbook and fact-sheets are available under statements dated March & April 2012