Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 572 000 km2 
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: The delimitation of the EEZ is not concluded. Consensus has not yet been reached with some neighboring countries
Technical resources related to MSP
  • N/A
Relevant MSP projects
  • N/A

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Mining Shipping
Ports Oil and gas
Tourism and leisure Nature conservation
Fisheries Aquaculture
Scientific research Underwater cultural heritage
Cables and pipelines

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

  • Law 20/2019 of November 8 – Law of the Land
  • Decree n° 21/2017 of 24 May, the Regulation Establishing the Legal Regime for the Use of National Maritime Space (RJUEM)
  • Resolution n° 39/2017 of 14 September approving the Policy and Strategy for the Sea
  • Law n° 5/96 of 4 January creating the Maritime Courts (under review)


Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries

Felismina Antia-National Director

Last updated: July 2022
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