Member State report / Art9 / 2018 / D2 / 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 D2 Non-indigenous species
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
  • ACS-IE-AA-001
  • Newly-introduced non-indigenous species
GES description
Ireland has achieved Good Environmental Status within its maritime area for Criterion D2C1 - the number of non-indigenous species which are newly introduced via human activity into the wild per the assessment period, is minimised and where possible reduced to zero.
Determination date
Update type
New determination
Justification for non-use of criterion
Justification for delay in setting EU/regional requirements
There are currently no threshold values associated with Descriptor 2. The development of regional and sub-regional threshold values for NIS have not been undertaken at this time.