Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 12 nm from baseline
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 486,000 km2
  • Coastline: 2,832 km
  • Continental shelf: 230,000 km2
  • Rakhine coastal region: 740km; 367,780 km2
  • Ayeyarwady delta region: 892 km; 35,138 km2
  • Tanintharyi coastal region: 1,200 km; 34,340 km2

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Offshore renewable energy Shipping
Ports Oil and gas
Mining Nature conservation
Fisheries Military
Scientific research Coastal protection
Tourism and leisure

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

There is currently no legal framework for MSP in Myanmar. However, the Wildlife Conservation Society is working with the National Coastal Resource Management Committee to build capacity in MSP implementation, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has made strong commitments to a national level Marine Spatial Plan at the 2017 and 2019 Our Oceans Conferences.


Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Department of Fisheries

Dr. Htun Thein – Deputy Director

Office No-36
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Last updated: May 2020
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