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Sustainable management of the North Sea: what measures can legally be taken by Belgium in favour of marine biological diversity?
Maes, F. (2003). Sustainable management of the North Sea: what measures can legally be taken by Belgium in favour of marine biological diversity? Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie 73(Suppl.): 23-26
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Bruxelles. ISSN 0374-6429, more
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  • Maes, F. (2005). Sustainable management of the North Sea: what measures can legally be taken by Belgium in favour of marine biological diversity?, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 33-34(2003-2004). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 33-34: pp. chapter 32, more

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Abstract
    In this contribution, the Belgian law on the protection of the marine environment will be explored in relation to biological diversity. Further attention will be paid to the political commitments in the 5th Ministerial North Sea Declaration (2002), especially related to the protection of species and habitats. The author concludes that, from a legal point of view, most new activities in the Belgian part of the sea can be regulated in a sustainable way on the basis of Belgian laws, but that these laws are not yet fully implemented. Especially on the protection of habitats and the reduction of fishery impacts, there is still a long way to go.

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