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

Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC—snapshot

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

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked 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 came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.

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 certain ‘EU derived domestic legislation’ implementing the directive is preserved.

Directives may still be relevant for the purpose of understanding and interpreting certain provisions of retained EU-derived domestic

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