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BUILDING CAPACITY: Background information on the MSFD and the mechanisms for an adaptive management approach"
SEVEN GUIDELINES: Aide memoire to help develop strategies and direction to overcome key management challenges of the MSFD. STANDARD SYSTEM: A structured framework of procedures and practices to reach Good Environmental Status of the marine environment.