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    Management of activities

    The Belgian part of the North Sea is one of the most used seas of the world. Human activities at sea should therefore be spatially well planned and for this a Marine Spatial...
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    Appropriate Evaluation

    The appropriate evaluation is a mandatory evaluation for projects or plans in or in the neighbourhood of Natura 2000 sites (Birds and Habitats Directives). This evaluation...
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    Coordination

    The marine environmental policy is a federal responsibility, but to give shape and implement the desired policy, consultation is needed both at international and national levels (...
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    CCIM Working Group of North Sea and Oceans

    Negotiations to determine the international or European environmental policy or to implement the approved international or European policies cannot be made without the...
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    Coast guard structure

    Both federal and Flemish agencies are active in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Consider for instance, the federal police or the customs conducting checks at sea, the Civil...
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    Coordination Centre for Sustained Coastal Zone Management

    Coastal zones are complex areas, not only in Belgium. They are complex because very distinct and varying environments arise there. They are also complex because the various...
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    Other consultative and advisory structures

    Federal Council for Sustainable Development The Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO) gives advice to the Belgian federal government on the federal policy regarding...
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    Cetaceans: whales, dolphins and porpoises

    Cetaceans are marine mammals commonly known as whales, dolphins and porpoises. There is traditionally an arbitrary distinction between the large and small cetaceans. The group of...
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    Threats and research

    Cetaceans are presently under several threats. In general, these threats affect the large cetaceans as well as the small cetaceans. Historical threats have been existing for a...
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    Historical threats

    Historical threats are: - Hunting and deadly catches - Collisions with ships - Bycatches These intentional and unintentional threats are due to human activities...