Cyprus

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Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): 13 679 km²
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 98 240 km²
Strategic documents related to MSP
  • National Policy Statement for Maritime Spatial Planning
  • National Strategy for Integrated Maritime Policy
  • Development of the National ICZM Strategy and relevant Action Plan
  • Development of the National Policy Statement for MSP
  • Establishment of ICZM Interministerial Committee
  • Establishment of MSP Interministerial Committee and MSP Committee
Technical resources related to MSP
  • N/A

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Desalination Shipping
Ports Nature conservation
Fisheries Aquaculture
Military Scientific research
Coastal protection Ammunition storage sites
Cables and pipelines Tourism and leisure
Underwater cultural heritage

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

The MSP Bill transposing the Directive 2014/89/EU was approved by the House of Representatives of Cyprus on 29 September 2017 and published in the Official Gazette of the Republic on 13 October 2017 as Law 114(I)/2017.

The Maritime Spatial Planning and Other Related Matters Laws of 2017-2021 (Law 144(I)/2017 as amended by Law 34(I)/2021)

Contact

Shipping Deputy Ministry 

Mr. Kyriacos Aliouris-Marine Surveyor A’
Mr. Nicolas Ioannou- Maritime Affairs Officer

Last updated: July 2022
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