a couple of important news on marine strategy
1. for Ionian and Adriatic Seas
Commissioner Maria Damanaki comments: "Given the European perspective of Western Balkan countries, the movement of people, goods and services through the Adriatic and Ionian Seas is bound to increase. Preserving the marine habitats and ensuring the sustainable development of the region will be challenging – and it is a challenge that we need to prepare for. I look forward to the input of all interested parties on this and to developing together a detailed plan for future action".
2. for Scotland
The Scottish government is due to publish proposals for a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by the end of the year.
The report was commissioned by industry forum Scottish Environment Link.