Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 36 700 km2
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 518 433 km2
Strategic documents related to MSP
  • National objectives reflected in the National Development Plan (PND2018-2022)
  • National Strategy for the Angolan Sea (ENMA)
  • Long-Term Development Strategy (Angola 2025)
  • Regional objectives reflected in the African Union’s Agenda 2063
Technical resources related to MSP
  • N/A
Relevant MSP projects
  • Cabinda port construction projects
  • Soyo port construction projects
  • Luanda port restructuring projects

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Aquaculture Radars
Cables and pipelines Shipping
Nature conservation Tourism and Leisure
Mining Oil and Gas
Scientific research Coastal protection

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Law on Biological and Aquatic Resources

Law on Territorial Planning

Environmental Basic Law


Ministry of  Agriculture and Fisheries

Daniel Simba – Head of Marine Spatial Planning Department

Last updated: July 2022
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