Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial Sea (12 NM): N/A
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: Approximately 22 486 km²; the EEZ between Romania and Bulgaria has not yet been agreed upon

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:
Aquaculture Oil and Gas
Cables and pipelines Ports
Coastal protection Scientific research
Fisheries Shipping
Nature conservation Tourism and Leisure
Offshore renewable energy Underwater Cultural Heritage


Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Romania transposed the Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 July 2014 regarding Maritime Spatial Planning and started to implement MSP by:

a) Government Ordinance no. 18/2016 on the maritime spatial planning.

b) Law no. 88/2017 related to the approval of the Government Ordinance no. 18/2016 on the maritime spatial planning.

c) Government Decision no. 406/2017 for the approval of the Regulation on the organization, functioning and nominal composition of the Maritime Spatial Planning Committee.

d) Government Decision no. 436/2018 for the approval of the Methodology for elaborating the Maritime Spatial Plan.

A draft of the Plan was developed, discussed within the Maritime Spatial Planning Committee and modified according to the comments of the members of this committee. Subsequently, the public consultation procedure was launched, following which the observations and comments received were analyzed to be included in the plan. Currently, the Plan has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests to assess the need undertake the environmental assessment procedure.


Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania

Bogdan Ghinea – Head of unit

Last updated: July 2022
Disclaimer: The illustrative map of this national profile does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Links to other sites are provided for information only.
We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Start typing to see posts you are looking for.
  • * indicates required

    MSPglobal will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

    Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

    You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of any email you receive from us or by contacting us at

    We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

    We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.