Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 126,000 km²
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 2,860,000 km²
National projects
  • N/A

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Shipping Oil and gas
Ports Nature conservation
Fisheries Coastal protection
Cables and pipelines Scientific research
Tourism and leisure Mining

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

To date, Argentina has no legislation related to this subject. Nonetheless, the country has a Federal Integrated Coastal Management Strategy, agreed upon within the framework of the Federal Environment Council and endorsed by Resolution n° 336/2016.


Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Mr. Antonio De Nichilo – Advisor to the National Directorate for the Environmental Management of Water and Aquatic Ecosystems

San Marín 451
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Last updated: May 2020
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