Threshold Values for Marine Litter.
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MSFD Technical Group on Marine Litter
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The revised Commission Decision 2017/848/EU requires EU Member States to establish threshold values for criteria of Descriptor 10 on marine litter. Threshold values, which are now mandatory through the new provisions, are intended to contribute to Member States’ determination of a set of characteristics for Good Environmental Status and enable their assessment of the extent to which Good Environmental Status is being achieved under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The MSFD Technical Group on Marine Litter has been mandated, through the MSFD 2016-2019 work program of the Common Implementation Strategy, to develop approaches for setting threshold values and to work towards agreed threshold values. This document sets out the scope of setting threshold values for marine litter criteria, explores general concepts of threshold setting and how those concepts can be translated to address the various hazardous effects of marine litter. It evaluates potential options for setting .....
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Marine debris
CitationWerner, S., Fischer, E., Fleet, D., Galgani, F., Hanke, G., Kinsey, S. and Matiddi, M. (2020) Threshold Values for Marine Litter. Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union, 23pp. (EUR 30018 EN; JRC114131). DOI:10.2760/192427
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