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EC Report report on the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

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28 September, 2018

The EC has published a report on the implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive assessing the measures put in place by EU Member States to achieve 'good environmental status' or GES by 2020. The report shows that EU Member States have made considerable efforts to address pressures on the marine environment, but that the measures are not yet sufficient to achieve good, healthy and productive seas by 2020. The GES concept is defined by measures conserving biodiversity and tackling pressures like overfishing, seabed damage, marine litter and contaminants.