Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

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

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

  • General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection (LGEEPA): article 5 fraction IX, article 20 BIS 6, article 20 BIS 7: The Secretariat [SEMARNAT] may formulate, issue and execute, in coordination with the competent agencies, marine ecological management programs. The purpose of these programs will be to establish the guidelines and provisions to which the preservation, restoration, protection and sustainable use of the existing natural resources in specific areas or surfaces located in Mexican marine zones, including adjacent federal zones, must be subject.
  • Regulations of the LGEEPA on ecological management: article 1 fraction I, article 4 fraction II, chapter five, article 77


Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Sandra Esther Barillas Arriaga – Director of Ecological Management

Last updated: June 2022
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