MIO-ECSDE in collaboration with the Black Sea NGO Network, the Coalition Clean Baltic and Seas At Risk  have developed a  Guidance Paper on the implementation of the Marine Framework Strategy Directive (MSFD), to assist NGOs in their advocacy and policy formulation efforts at regional, national and local level.

In particular, this paper has been drafted on the occasion of the national consultations on the MSFD and presents a set of recommendations to guide and assist NGOs in their contributions to these consultation processes.

In addition, MIO-ECSDE in collaboration with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), The North Sea Foundation, OCEANA, Seas at Risk (SAR), Ocean Care, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) and the European Coalition for Silent Oceans have developed a Joint NGO guidance factsheet on Noise (Descriptor 11) on the implementation of the MSFD.

MIO-ECSDE in collaboration with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, The North Sea Foundation, OCEANA and Seas at Risk (SAR),  has developed a Joint NGO guidance factsheet on “Concentrations of contaminants are at levels not giving rise to pollution effects” (Descriptor 8) &“Contaminants in fish and other seafood for human consumption do not exceed levels established by Community legislation or other relevant standards” (Descriptor 9) on the implementation of the MSFD.

Note to the editor:

The Black Sea NGO Network (BSNN), the Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB), the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), and Seas At Risk (SAR) have set up an informal network The European Seas Environmental Cooperation (ESEC) and work together for the protection of the marine environment in Europe’s regional sea basins: the Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas and the North-East Atlantic Ocean.

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