Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 34,898.4 km2
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 582,268.8 km2
  • Coastline: 1,572 km
National practices
National projects
  • N/A

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Aquaculture Shipping
Ports Nature conservation
Fisheries Military
Ammunition storage sites

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

There is no legislation for MSP in Namibia yet. However, the Marine Spatial Planning National Working Group has made a proposal to the leading agency (Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources) to either develop a new act for MSP or amendment to the existing legislation (Marine Resource Act, 2000 (Act 27 of 2000)) under the ownership  of that Ministry. Both pros and cons of the two options were provided to make it easier for the decision maker to decide and initiate the process. 



Mrs. Maria Amunyela – National Technical Advisor

39 Anton Lubowski Avenue
Swakopmund, Namibia

Last updated: May 2020
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