N2K In-shore Fisheries briefing 4

Appropriate Assessment and European Marine Sites is the fourth in a series of IEEP briefings examining key provisions of EU nature conservation policy set out in the habitats and birds Directives - and how these relate to the UK inshore fishing sector (ie within 12 nm). It outlines the provisions of Articles 6(3) and 6(4) of the habitats Directive for appropriate assessment of plans and projects in relation to marine Natura 2000 sites – known in the UK as European Marine Sites. The briefing explores provisions outlined in the Directive itself, as well as UK implementing legislation and guidance developed by the Commission.

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