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Overview of MSP related maritime uses

  • High concentration of activities near the Limassol district and around the ports of Cyprus.
  • Current main uses:
    • Tourism
    • Shipping
    • Fishing
  • Other current uses: water projects, securing fresh water supply, oil and gas marine exploration
  • Future uses:
    • Shipping
    • Aquaculture
    • Tourism
    • Oil and gas
  • Other future uses: securing fresh water supply.

Which maritime spatial plans exist?

There are no legally binding / formal maritime spatial plans in Cyprus yet. A pilot plan for MSP has been developed for the coastal and marine area of Limassol (south of Cyprus).

MSP legislation

The MSP Bill transposing the Directive 2014/89/EU was approved by the House of Representatives on 29.9.2017 and published on the Official Gazette of the Republic on 13.10.2017 (Law 114(I) of 2017).

National MSP authority

Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works

Department of Merchant Shipping

Kyllini Street, Mesa Geitonia

4007 Limassol, Cyprus

Phone: +357 25848100

Kyriacos Aliouris

Nicolas Ioannou



Last Update 10.05.2019