Protecting the marine environment – review of EU rules

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14 April, 2021


EU countries are required under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive to develop strategies in order to achieve ‘good environmental status’ and have clean, healthy and productive seas by 2020.

The Commission has published a roadmap for the review of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) to explore options for improvement and propose possible amendments. This roadmap is open for feedback until 6 May 2021 through the Have your say portal. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules.

Learn more about this initiative here.