Reporting obligation for: MSFD programmes of measures, including establishment of marine protected areas, and exceptions

Title MSFD programmes of measures, including establishment of marine protected areas, and exceptions
Description Member States shall, in respect of each marine region or subregion concerned, identify the measures which need to be taken in order to achieve or maintain good environmental status in their marine waters, including spatial protection measures, contributing to coherent and representative networks of marine protected areas. Within the present obligation, they also have to report on the exceptions where environmental targets or good environmental status cannot be achieved by 2020.
Legislative instrument title Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators Marine Directors of EU Member States
National reporting contacts Nominated reporters for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive http://www.eionet.europa.eu/ldap-roles/?role_id=extranet-msfdreporter
Reporting frequency Every 72 months
Next report due 31/03/2016
Date comments Year only specified. 
Report to European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines  
Extra information Entry into operation of programme of measures by 2016.
Principle repository  
Data used for
Type of information reported Data, Compliance, Spatial, State of the environment, Text report