Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd
Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshot

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Status of EU directives following Brexit
  • Purpose
  • Key requirements
  • England and Wales Implementation

TitleDirective 2008/56/EC
Entry into force15 July 2008
Transposition deadline15 July 2010
AmendmentsSee EUR-Lex linked documents
Implementing legislation in England and WalesThe Marine Strategy Regulations 2010, SI 2010/1627.
Entered into force on 15 July 2010 and are applicable to the whole of the UK

Correction slip 2011
SubjectMarine ecosystems—marine strategies

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Status of EU directives following Brexit

Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived rights and legislation preserved by the UK following Brexit. It is a defined term under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), and the collective term given to the body of EU-derived laws the UK preserves and converts into domestic UK law, effective on the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972.

EU directives are not within the scope of retained EU law, as they do not have direct effect in the UK. Instead

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