Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial Sea (12 NM): 168 554 km²
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 2 809 237 km²
Strategic documents related to MSP

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Shipping Oil and gas
Ports Nature conservation
Fisheries Coastal protection
Cables and pipelines Scientific research
Military Mining
Tourism and leisure Aquaculture
Radars Underwater Cultural Heritage

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

To date, Argentina does not have specific legislation on the subject. However, there is a profuse number of sectorial regulations related to the MSP that constitutes an indispensable input for this.


Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Nation – Pampa Azul Initiative

Juan Emilio Sala – Executive Coordinator of the Interministerial Committee of the Pampa Azul Initiative

Last updated: October 2022
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