IEEP has a long track record of analysing the design and implementation of water, marine and fisheries legislation in the EU, such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), and the Water Framework Directive (WFD) along with its many ‘supporting’ directives.

IEEP has been working on the evolution of EU and international marine and fisheries policy for almost two decades, including the establishment, implementation and funding of marine protected areas, policies and instruments to tackle marine litter pollution and fisheries governance.

Highly influential projects carried out by IEEP have helped shape the design, implementation and evaluation of EU water policy, such as the Water Blueprint, the Fitness Check and the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive, and the Blue 2 study on supporting policy-making on freshwater and the marine environment.

Regarding work in this area, please contact Andrew Farmer.