Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

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

Title Directive 2008/56/EC
Entry into force 15 July 2008
Transposition deadline 15 July 2010
Amendments See EUR-Lex linked documents
Implementing legislation in England and Wales The 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
Subject Marine ecosystems—marine strategies

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Purpose

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC (the Directive) establishes a framework for Member States to achieve or maintain good environmental status (GES) in the marine environment by 2020. Its main aim is to protect and preserve the marine environment, prevent