Recommendations for setting threshold values for non-indigenous species pressure on European seas
NIS are treated as a distinct Descriptor (D2) of Good Environmental Status (GES) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD): "Non-indigenous species introduced by human activities are at levels that do not adversely alter the ecosystem". The MSFD Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) Working Group on GES has the mandate to develop common approaches for assessing the environmental status of marine waters and setting of environmental targets, in order to ensure coherence and consistency of GES across all marine regions/ subregions. The work relevant to D2 is carried by national appointed experts under the coordination of JRC, with the collaboration of the Regional Sea Conventions. The current report provides practical recommendations aiming at a smoother and more efficient implementation of D2 and its criteria at EU level. They constitute a solid operational output which can result in D2 assessments with more comparable data among MSs and MSFD regions/subregions.
Tsiamis K, Palialexis A, Connor D, Antoniadis S, Bartilotti C, Bartolo G.A, Berggreen UC, Boschetti S, Buschbaum C, Canning-Clode J, Carbonell A, Castriota L, Corbeau C, Costa A, Cvitković I, Despalatović M, Dragičević B, Dulčić J, Fortič A, Francé J, Gittenberger A, Gizzi F, Gollasch S, Gruszka P, Hegarty M, Hema T, Jensen K, Josephides M, Kabuta S, Kerckhof F, Kovtun-Kante A, Krakau M, Kraśniewski W, Lackschewitz D, Lehtiniemi M, Lieberum C, Linnamägi M, Lipej L, Livi S, Lundgreen K, Magliozzi C, Massé C, Mavrič B, Michailidis N, Moncheva S, Mozetič P, Naddafi R, Ninčević Gladan Z, Ojaveer H, Olenin S, Orlando-Bonaca M, Ouerghi A, Parente M, Pavlova P, Peterlin M, Pitacco V, Png-Gonzalez L, Rousou M, Sala-Pérez M, Serrano A, Skorupski J, Smolders S, Srebaliene G, Stæhr PA, Stefanova K, Strake S, Tabarcea C, Todorova V, Trkov D, Tuaty-Guerra M, Vidjak O, Zenetos A, Žuljević A, Cardoso AC.
Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg; 2021, EUR 30640 EN, doi:10.2760/035071
Review and analysis of EU Member States’ 2018 reports
The current report analyses the information reported by the EU Member States on the Descriptor 2 (D2), non-indigenous species (NIS), of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) for Articles 8, 9 and 10, for the last 6-year MSFD reporting cycle, and provides recommendations for the application of D2 criteria, GES determination and targets.
Tsiamis K, Boschetti S, Palialexis A, Somma F, Cardoso AC.
Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Review and analysis of EU Member States’ 2018 reports - Descriptor 2: Non-indigenous species; Assessment (Art. 8), Good Environmental Status (Art. 9)and Targets (Art. 10).
Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg; 2021, EUR 30520 EN, doi:10.2760/7897