MSFD Descriptor 1 – Reference list of species

Acronym: MSFD-D1-Species


Reference list of species with relevance for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD- Directive 2008/56/EC) Descriptor 1. The scope of the reference list of species is to facilitate Member States data entry during the reporting phase to the EEA and to contribute to the consistency and harmonization of the reporting process across Member States. EU Member States can refer to the lists for any MSFD related task and, particularly, for cross checking lists of species that are included or assessed under other pieces of European or international legislation or within the Regional Sea Conventions.


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Reference list of MSFD D1 species (2018-2020 update)

The reference list of species for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Descriptor 1 was reviewed by JRC with the collaboration of the MSFD Expert Network on Marine Biodiv...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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