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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; Bartolo, Angela G.; Kabuta, Saa Henry; Stefanova, Kremena; Smolders, Sander; Knegtering, Edo; Gittenberger, Arjan; Gruszka, Piotr; Krasniewski, Wojciech; Bartilotti, Catia; Tuaty-Guerra, Miriam; Canning-Clode, Joao; Costa, Ana C.; Parente, Manuela, I; Gladan, Zivana Nicevic; Botelho, Andrea Z.; Micael, Joana; Miodonski, Joana, V; Carreira, Gilberto P.; Lopes, Vera; Chainho, Paula; Barbera, Carmen; Naddafi, Rahmat; Florin, Ann-Britt; Barry, Peter; Skejic, Sanda; Stebbing, Paul D.; Cardoso, Ana Cristina; Despalatovic, Marija; Cvitkovic, Ivan; Dragicevic, Branko; Dulcic, Jakov
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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
Massé, Cécile
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
Zenetos, Argyro
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Castriota, Luca
Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
Livi, Silvia
Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
Mazziotti, Cristina
ARPAE Emilia Romagna SOD Daphne
Schembri, Patrick J.
University of Malta
Evans, Julian
University of Malta
Bartolo, Angela G.
Environment & Resources Authority
Kabuta, Saa Henry
Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Smolders, Sander
Minist Agr Nat and Food Qual
Knegtering, Edo
Minist Landbouw Nat Voedselkwaliteit Dinette Nat
Gittenberger, Arjan
Leiden University
Gruszka, Piotr
Maritime Institute in Gdansk
Krasniewski, Wojciech
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
Bartilotti, Catia
Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere
Tuaty-Guerra, Miriam
Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere
Canning-Clode, Joao
Smithsonian Institution
Costa, Ana C.
University of the Azores
Parente, Manuela
University of the Azores
Botelho, Andrea Z.
University of the Azores
Micael, Joana
SINRC
Miodonski, Joana
Direcao Reg Assuntos Mar SRMCT
Carreira, Gilberto P.
Direcao Reg Assuntos Mar SRMCT
Lopes, Vera
Directorate Gen Nat Resources Safety and Maritime S
Chainho, Paula
Universidade de Lisboa
Barbera, Carmen
Universitat d'Alacant
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Barry, Peter
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Stebbing, Paul D.
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Cardoso, Ana Cristina
European Commission Joint Research Centre
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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

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