Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 NM): 13 679 km²
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 98 240 km²
Strategic documents related to MSP
Technical resources related to MSP
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Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

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

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.

Law 114(I)/2017 was amended by Law 34(I)/2021 published in the Official Gazette of the Republic on 23 March 2021.

Furthermore, a set of subsidiary legislation, namely The Maritime Spatial Planning (General Provisions) Regulations of 2021 (P.I.132/2021) and The Maritime Spatial Planning (Public Consultations) Regulations of 2021 (P.I.133/2021) were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic on 26 March 2021.


Shipping Deputy Ministry 

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

Last updated: July 2022
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