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Implementing marine spatial planning: a policy perspective
Plasman, C. (2008). Implementing marine spatial planning: a policy perspective, in: Douvere, F. et al. (Ed.) (2008). The role of marine spatial planning in implementing ecosystem-based, sea use management. Marine Policy, 32(Spec. Issue 5): pp. 811-815
In: Douvere, F.; Ehler, C. (Ed.) (2008). The role of marine spatial planning in implementing ecosystem-based, sea use management. Marine Policy, 32(Spec. Issue 5). Elsevier: London. 759-843 pp., more
In: Marine Policy. Pergamon: Amsterdam. ISSN 0308-597X, more
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Keywords
    Coastal zone management; Implementation; Land use management; Marine environment; Marine policy; Policy (government); Policy making; Belgium [gazetteer]; Eurasia [gazetteer]; Europe [gazetteer]; Marine
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    marine spatial planning; policy perspective; marine protected areas; sea use management

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Abstract
    Marine spatial planning is often confronted with different types of hurdles that make the implementation of plans and strategies more difficult than scientists and planners-who have done most of the preparatory work-have foreseen. How does this situation come about? Is it due to the lack of interest or will of politicians? Are the technical proposals and plans too complex or too far from reality? Do they cost too much without comparable benefits? What can be done to avoid this? Based on recent experience within Belgium, some suggestions for more effective implementation of marine spatial plans are presented in this paper from a policy-making perspective.

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