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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). 

In 2015, the THAL-CHOR I project aimed at developing MSP methodology and its pilot implementation for the preparation of marine spatial plans in selected areas of Cyprus and Greece, through cooperation among the two countries. Those general objectives are pursued in the second project THAL-CHOR II (2018-2021). 

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 

The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works (Department of Merchant Shipping) is the MSP competent authority, which is responsible for coordinating the necessary actions for MSP implementation. 

CONTACT 

Shipping Deputy Ministry 

Kyriacos Aliouris 

Kyllinis street, Mesa Geitonia,  

4007 LIMASSOL, Cyprus 

Ph.: +357 25848246 

Mail: kaliouris@dms.gov.cy 

 

Nicolas Ioannou 

Kyllinis street, Mesa Geitonia, 

4007 LIMASSOL, Cyprus 

Ph.: +357 25804908 

Mail: nioannou@dms.gov.cy 

 

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Last Update 21.04.2020