Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): maritime zone regulations pertaining to the outer limits of the territorial sea are yet to be finalized
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 2.3 million km2
  • Extended continental shelf: the Joint Management Area is approximately 390,000 km2
National practices
  • Ocean Observatory E-platform
  • Strategic actions of the Department for Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Shipping Ports
Nature conservation Fisheries
Aquaculture Scientific research
Coastal protection Cables and pipelines
Tourism and leisure Underwater cultural heritage
Marina development

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

A Marine Spatial Planning Bill may be envisaged and is under consideration by the MSP Coordinating Committee to support the implementation of MSP in Mauritius.


Department for Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration
Prime Minister’s Office

Dr. M. Rezah BadalDirector General

2nd Floor, Belmont House, 12 Intendance Street 11328
Port Louis, Mauritius

Last updated: May 2020
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