Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 NM): 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: Joint Management Area: ~390 000 km2
Technical resources related to MSP

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 Offshore renewable energy
Radars Shipping

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Government Decision on 16 December 2016.

Regulatory framework for MSP under the provision of the Maritime Zones Act underway.


Department for Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration

M. Rezah BadalDirector General

Last updated: August 2022
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