In December 2019, Israel approved the "Marine Spatial Planning for Israel’s
The MSP is the product of long and complex planning process, led by the Israeli
Planning Administration in cooperation with the EU. The policy was prepared by
a multidisciplinary planning team, in collaboration with Israeli government
ministries and a wide range of stakeholders.
The English version of the policy document is available on the Planning Administration’s website at the following link:
The policy maps are available as well in the following link: https://www.gov.il/en/Departments/General/policy_maritime
A dynamic map, based on a GIS application that allows viewing the geographical information layers of the policy document is available at the following link: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/22cfd8506d5b481db97870d73d2e817f
The MSP is a comprehensive framework for Israel's maritime policy, presenting
strategies addressing various administrative and planning issues. These issues
include energy and natural resources, security, Marine Protected Areas and
conservation, transportation, agriculture, tourism, local culture and heritage
and blue growth. The policy presents complementary mechanisms for spatial
policy as well as management and administrative matters. The implementation of
the policy is expected to promote development and innovation at sea whilst
protecting and conserving its natural and heritage values.