Côte d’Ivoire

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Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 888,960 km2
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 14,816,000 km2
National practices

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Shipping Oil and gas
Nature conservation Fisheries
Military Scientific research
Coastal protection Cables and pipelines
Tourism and leisure

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

  • Law n° 378 of 2 June 2017 relating to the development, protection and integrated management of the Ivorian coast
  • Law n° 2016-554 of 26 July 2016 relating to fisheries and aquaculture


Ivorian Anti-Pollution Centre

Mrs. Kouadio Marguerite Epse Bekoin – Jurist/Research manager

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Last updated: June 2020
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