PARALIMNI: Public consultation on Marine Spatial Planning
Concerns the sustainable development of maritime zones and coastal areas - Organized by the Ministry of Shipping and the Municipality of Paralimni
The Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with the Municipality of Paralimni hold a Public Consultation regarding the content of the Marine Spatial Plan on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 18:00 at the Xenion Amphitheater in Paralimni and citizens are invited to attend to be informed about Marine Spatial Planning and to express their views in order to be recorded in the public consultation which lasts until 31 May 2022.
Ο Marine Spatial Planning (MSF) is one of its key tools Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) and is an important way of contributing to sustainable development of marine zones and coastal areas.
The Marine Spatial Plan determines the spatio-temporal distribution of relevant current and future activities and uses in the marine waters of the Republic. The aim of the Plan is to contribute to the support and promotion of sustainable development at sea, applying an ecosystem approach and taking into account the economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects, as well as promoting the coexistence of relevant activities and uses.
Through the Marine Spatial Plan, the Republic aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the energy sectors at sea, maritime transport and fisheries and aquacultureOf tourism and extraction of raw materials, as well as in protection of marine antiquities and the preservation, protection and improvement of the environment, including resilience to the effects of climate change.
The draft Maritime Spatial Plan takes into account the key priorities, objectives and strategic directions for the maritime waters of the Republic, as set out in the Maritime Spatial Planning Policy Statement adopted by the Council of Ministers on 21 December 2021.
The preparation for the preparation of the preliminary draft of the Marine Spatial Plan was made in the framework of the strategic project "Cross-border Cooperation for the Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning" with the acronym "THAL-HOR 2" implemented within the framework of the Interreg Cyprus Program V 2014 ”and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and by national resources of Cyprus and Greece.
It was preceded by a Public Consultation regarding the content of the HFS Policy Statement that was completed on 14/7/2021.
Interested parties, authorities and the public (ie the "bodies") are kindly requested to submit any views and representations on the content of the draft Maritime Spatial Plan by 31 May 2022 at the latest, electronically or by fax or post.