(EU) “Shocking” lack of effort from EU Member States to protect marine environment revealed

Client Earth | 02/08/2018

Environmental lawyers have applauded a new report that highlights the lack of effort from several EU Member States in protecting the marine environment from pollution, biodiversity loss and unsustainable fishing.

The report from the European Commission on the implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), warns that, because of a lack of commitment, Member States will not be able to achieve the goal of a ‘good environmental status’ for all EU waters by 2020, as set by the MSFD.