Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 43 096 km2
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 161 756 km2
Strategic documents related to MSP
  • The fourth economic, social and cultural development program of the I.R. of Iran
  • The fifth economic, social and cultural development program of the I.R. of Iran
  • The sixth economic, social and cultural development program of the I.R. of Iran
  • The vision document of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the horizon of 2025
  • Marine Industries Strategic Document in the horizon 2025
Relevant MSP projects

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Aquaculture Oil and Gas
Cables and pipelines Ports
Coastal protection Radars
Fisheries Scientific research
Military Shipping
Mining Tourism and Leisure
Nature conservation
Offshore renewable energy

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Executive Regulations of Article (63) of the Law of the Fourth Program of Economic, Social and Cultural Development Islamic Republic of Iran – approved in 2004


Ports and Maritime Organization

Mohammad Reza Allahyar – Deputy of Engineering and Infrastructure development

Last updated: July 2022
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