Lithuania

Lithuania

The Republic of Lithuania has a territorial sea of about 1,800 km2 and an exclusive economic zone of about 4,500 km2. A spatial plan for its marine waters is covered in a “Maritime Territories” section of its Comprehensive Plan for the Republic of Lithuania adopted by its Parliament (Seimas) in 2015. The purposes of the Comprehensive Plan are to ensure the existing human uses of the entire country are known and to implement planning of the land and sea space in one document.

Maritime Spatial Planning in Lithuania is included in the national legislation regulating spatial planning, the Law on Territorial Planning, revised in 2013 to include requirement for marine space planning. The marine space (up to the 20 m isobath) also falls under the regulation of the Law of the Coastal Strip.

The responsibility for MSP in Lithuania is with the Spatial Planning Division of the Ministry of the Environment.

For more information, see the European MSP Platform website (http://www.msp-platform.eu).

Lithuania