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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2019

Non-indigenous species refined national baseline inventories: A synthesis in the context of the European Union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Tsiamis, Konstantinos;Vidjak, Olja;Bojanic, Natalia;Zuljevic, Ante;Aplikioti, Marilena;Argyrou, Marina;Josephides, Marios;Michailidis, Nikolas;Jakobsen, Hans H.;Staehr, Peter A.;Ojaveer, Henn;Palialexis, Andreas;Lehtiniemi, Maiju;Masse, Cecile;Zenetos, Argyro;Castriota, Luca;Livi, Silvia;Mazziotti, Cristina;Schembri, Patrick J.;Evans, Julian;
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Abstract

Refined baseline inventories of non-indigenous species (NIS) are set per European Union Member State (MS), in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The inventories are based on the initial assessment of the MSFD (2012) and the updated data of the European Alien Species Information Network, in collaboration with NIS experts appointed by the MSs. The analysis revealed that a large number of NIS was not reported from the initial assessments. Moreover, several NIS initially listed are currently considered as native in Europe or were proven to be historical misreportings. The refined baseline inventories constitute a milestone for the MSFD Descriptor 2 implementation, providing an improved basis for reporting new NIS introductions, facilitating the MSFD D2 assessment. In addition, the inventories can help MSs in the establishment of monitoring systems of targeted NIS, and foster cooperation on monitoring of NIS across or within shared marine subregions.

Keywords

Alien species; Europe; Member State; Marine; Oligohaline

Published in

Marine Pollution Bulletin

2019, volume: 145, pages: 429-435

Authors' information

Tsiamis, Konstantinos
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Palialexis, Andreas
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Stefanova, Kremena
Inst Oceanol Fridtfov Nansen BAS
Gladan, Zivana Nicevic
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Skejic, Sanda
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Despalatovic, Marija
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Cvitkovic, Ivan
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Dragicevic, Branko
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Dulcic, Jakov
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Vidjak, Olja
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Bojanic, Natalia
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Zuljevic, Ante
Croatian Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR)
Aplikioti, Marilena
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment of Cyprus
Argyrou, Marina
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment of Cyprus
Josephides, Marios
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment of Cyprus
Michailidis, Nikolas
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment of Cyprus
Jakobsen, Hans H.
Aarhus University
Staehr, Peter A.
Aarhus University
Ojaveer, Henn
University of Tartu
Lehtiniemi, Maiju
Finnish Environment Institute
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Sustainable Development Goals

SDG14 Life below water

UKÄ Subject classification

Ecology

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.06.012

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/100737