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Marine strategy framework directive: Task Group 4 report : food webs
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Lowestoft, United Kingdom.
Swedish Board of Fisheries, Institute of Marine Research, Lysekil, Sweden.
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre de Recherche Halieutique Méditerranéenne et Tropicale, Sète Cedex, France.
FRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
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Abstract [en]

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) (MSFD) requires that the European Commis-sion (by 15 July 2010) should lay down criteria and methodological standards to allow consistency in approach in evaluating the extent to which Good Environmental Status (GES) is being achieved. ICES and JRC were contracted to provide scientific support for the Commission in meeting this obligation.A total of 10 reports have been prepared relating to the descriptors of GES listed in Annex I of the Directive. Eight reports have been prepared by groups of independent experts coordinated by JRC and ICES in response to this contract. In addition, reports for two descriptors (Contaminants in fish and other seafood and Marine Litter) were written by expert groups coordinated by DG SANCO and IFREMER respectively.A Task Group was established for each of the qualitative Descriptors. Each Task Group consisted of selected experts providing experience related to the four marine regions (the Baltic Sea, the North-east Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea) and an appropriate scope of relevant scientif-ic expertise. Observers from the Regional Seas Conventions were also invited to each Task Group to help ensure the inclusion of relevant work by those Conventions. This is the report of Task Group 4 Food webs.

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Ispra ; Köpenhamn: European Commission Joint Research Centre and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea , 2010. , 55 p.
, JRC scientific and technical reports, ISSN 1018-5593
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environmental standard, biodiversity, marine life, marine ecosystem
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85377DOI: 10.2788/87659ISBN: 978-92-79-15656-4OAI: diva2:693010
EU´s Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Available from: 2014-02-03 Created: 2014-02-03 Last updated: 2014-02-27Bibliographically approved

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