Disclaimer: The marine regions and sub‑regions shown in Map 7.1 and used for generating the statistics in Table 7.1 are
identical to MSFD marine regions used for WG DIKE (Working Group on Data, Information and Knowledge Exchange)
consultation of EU Member States on the 7 November 2011. A final decision regarding the map was not reached before
the publication of this report and changes might occur. The map does not represent any official Member State marine
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