The regulatory framework for marine dredging indicators and their operational efficiency within the UK: A possible model for other nations?

Bayer, E., Barnes, R. A. and Rees, H. L. (2008) The regulatory framework for marine dredging indicators and their operational efficiency within the UK: A possible model for other nations? ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65 (8). pp. 1402-1406. ISSN 1054-3139

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The use of indicators within marine policy and legislation is a developing phenomenon worldwide. As governments begin to take a more holistic approach to marine management, it is inevitable that economic and social goals will increasingly become enshrined in environmental regulations. Consequently, it is imperative to reach an understanding as to how scientific, economic, and social goals are interconnected, and how they influence indicator development. Arguably, a more integrated framework is needed to provide policy-makers and legislators with a coherent approach to applying marine indicators within the context of sustainable development. We examine a variety of indicators used in support of the environmental management of the UK marine aggregate-extraction industry and discuss the current UK regulatory framework in relation to the requirements of two EC directives. Additionally, we explore the depth to which interfacing occurs between various policy goals (i.e. scientific, social, economic, and legal). The study highlights the importance of good communication between the various government agencies and disciplines to better achieve sustainable-development objectives. If effective interfacing can be achieved, with scientific aims properly embedded within policy and legislative agendas, then the UK could provide a useful regulatory model for other Member States

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Keywords:marine law, environmental indicators, marine policy, dredging
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
F Physical Sciences > F710 Marine Sciences
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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Deposited On:08 Sep 2020 10:47

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