The Scottish Government, Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the UK's proposed programme of measures to maintain or achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020.
The consultation covers proposals for a programme of measures for each of the 11 Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) descriptors. These relate to biological diversity, non-indigenous species, commercially exploited fish and shellfish, food webs, human-induced eutrophication, sea floor integrity, hydrographical conditions, contaminants, contaminants in fish and other seafood, marine litter and introduction of energy (including underwater noise).
The consultation runs until 24 April 2015 and can be found at: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/marine/msfd-programme-of-measures
A consultation information event was held on the 2 April, all presentations from the event can be viewed online, MSFD POM Consultation Event Presentations
Further information on previous consultations can be found below.