Member State report / Art9 / 2018 / D1-C / Ireland / NE Atlantic: Celtic Seas

Report type Member State report to Commission
MSFD Article Art. 9 Determination of GES (and Art. 17 updates)
Report due 2018-10-15
GES Descriptor D1 Cephalopods
Member State Ireland
Region/subregion NE Atlantic: Celtic Seas
Reported by Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Report date 2020-08-31
Report access msfd2018-ART9_GES_IE_Updated_24July.xml

GES component
Marine reporting units
GES description
Determination date
Update type
Justification for non-use of criterion
The assessment does not include the primary criterion D1C3 [i.e. The population demographic characteristics of the species (e.g. body size or age class structure, sex ratio, fecundity, and survival rates) are indicative of a healthy population which is not adversely affected due to anthropogenic pressures]. This selection decision was based on International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) advice for a related criterion under Descriptor 3 – Populations of commercially- exploited fish and shellfish (D3C3). In this ICES concluded that until proof-of-concept has been validated, D3C3 could not be considered operational for MSFD assessment purposes; consequently, D1C3 is not considered operational for MSFD assessment purposes. This ICES advice is available at:
Justification for delay in setting EU/regional requirements