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The status of the marine environment in Montenegro


The GES assessment of the marine and coastal environment in Montenegro was conducted adopting the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP) and related criteria. This is the
first attempt to assess GES in Montenegro using this methodology, and to apply an integrated approach which focuses on the different Ecological Objectives.

The main finding derived from this analysis is that, for the time being, a GES assessment can only be done partially, due to gaps or the small quantity of data and baseline knowledge available (especially regarding long-term data series). Despite this, some preliminary and indicative conclusions can be drawn. Regarding the components which were possible to assess (under E01, E05, E09, and E010), it appears that GES has been achieved under most indicators, with some exceptions under E09 and E010.


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