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We received 3425 responses to the consultation. The vast majority, over 3000, were from members of the public as part of several campaigns.
The proposals have been updated following the consultation exercise and the final UK programme of measures has been published.
We want to know what you think about our plans to implement the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in the UK.
The Directive requires EU member states to take measures to achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020. The consultation covers measures for each of the 11 MSFD Descriptors. These include biological diversity, non-indigenous species, commercially exploited fish, eutrophication, hydrographical conditions, contaminants, underwater noise and litter.
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These proposals will contribute towards achieving Good Environmental Status in our seas under the MSFD.