Implementation and revision of MSP

MSP in Namibia is implemented through a collaborative, participatory and integrative approach that engages all stakeholders concerned (marine users and regulators) to ensure and enable a process through which they cooperate in working towards (an) agreed Marine Spatial Plan(s).

The MSP process will consider any licences, permits and other management measures that currently exist. In future, sectoral planning and decision-making in terms of issuing licences, permits and other management measures is expected to be consistent with the forthcoming Marine Spatial Plan(s), which are to be approved by government.
MSP is subject to be reviewed every 7- 10 years but that doesn't restrict the amendment of the plan in between when there is a serious need to amend it.