Towards a future maritime policy for the Union

Towards a future maritime policy for the Union

The range of our economic and recreational activities related to the seas, oceans and coasts is increasing fast. These activities include, among others, maritime transport, fishing, aquaculture, oil and gas extraction, use of wind and tidal power, shipbuilding, tourism and marine research.

Measures are in place to manage individual maritime activities. This fragmentation among the different policy areas makes it difficult to apprehend the potential impact of one set of activities on other sets or potential conflict among them. There is scope therefore in looking at replacing a fragmented approach to oceans and seas management with a collaborative, integrated approach. This integrated approach is at the heart of any future maritime policy.

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News Source: Cordis

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