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The Marine Strategy Framework Directive: A new European approach to the regulation of the marine environment, marine natural resources and marine ecological services

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dc.contributor.author Long, Ronan en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-05T11:46:59Z en
dc.date.available 2011-04-05T11:46:59Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-02 en
dc.identifier.citation Long, R. (2011). The Marine Strategy Framework Directive: A new European approach to the regulation of the marine environment, marine natural resources and marine ecological services. Journal of energy and natural resources law, 29(1), 1-44. en
dc.identifier.issn 0264-6811 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1787 en
dc.description.abstract This article reviews the Marine Strategy Framework Directive which requires the Member States of the European Union (EU) to put in place measures to achieve and maintain good environmental status of marine waters by 2020. Apart from redressing a longstanding lacuna in EU Law, the Directive is also the first concerted attempt by the EU to apply an ecosystems-based approach in the regulation and management of the marine environment, marine natural resources and marine ecological services. The legislative history, conceptual approach, structure and content of the Directive, as well as some of its unique regulatory features, are discussed here. This article concludes that the Directive is primarily focused on harmonising the regulatory and administrative activities of the Member States and that it is too early in the transposition process to identify the practical impacts of the new instrument on the activities of offshore industries and businesses. The Directive nonetheless has the potential to become the principal source of marine environmental management measures in the EU for many decades to come. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Bar Association en
dc.subject Law en
dc.title The Marine Strategy Framework Directive: A new European approach to the regulation of the marine environment, marine natural resources and marine ecological services en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.ibanet.org/Document/Default.aspx?DocumentUid=B1611389-EFA1-4017-B017-D1CB84F60D9C en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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