WHICH MARITIME SPATIAL PLANS EXIST?
There are no formal maritime spatial plans in Bulgaria yet. Nevertheless, pilot plans for MSP have been elaborated.
Bulgaria transposed the Directive 2014/89/EU by an amendment of the Maritime Spaces, Inland Waterways and Ports of the Republic of Bulgaria Act. The Advisory Council on Maritime Spatial Planning has been working since 2018 on the development of the Plan that should be delivered in 2020. Some general measures that cover MSP (and ICZM) are mentioned in the Development Strategies of the coastal districts (Burgas, Varna and Dobrich), in the National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture in Bulgaria (2014-2020) and in the National Regional Development Strategy (2012-2022).
NATIONAL MSP AUTHORITIES
The overall management and coordination of the Maritime Spatial Planning related activities are performed by the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, who is also responsible for development and maintaining of the Maritime Spatial Plan of Bulgaria (Article 51b).
Furthermore, an Advisory Council on Maritime Spatial Planning is established as a subsidiary body to the Minister. The latter supports the cooperation and coordination between relevant stakeholders during the Maritime Spatial Planning process
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
Directorate General “Strategic Planning and Programmes for Regional Development”
109-115 Todor Alexandrov Blvd.
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Phone +359 29405654
Executive Agency “Maritime Administration” (EAMA)
9 Dyakon Ignatii Str.
Phone +359 700 10 145
Last Update 07.05.2020