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Title: Making the case for marine spatial planning in the Maltese Islands
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Borg, Simone
Micallef, Aaron
Keywords: Marine spatial planning
Marine species diversity -- Malta
Marine resources conservation -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Marine spatial planning -- Malta
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
Citation: Deidun, A., Borg, S., & Micallef, A. (2011). Making the case for marine spatial planning in the Maltese Islands. Ocean Development & International Law, 42(1-2), 136-154.
Abstract: Marine spatial planning (MSP) has been gaining in stature recently as an ecosystem- based tool for the management of marine space that promotes the sustainable and optimal use of resources with minimal stakeholder conflicts. Malta is the quintessential maritime nation, with a disproportionately large marine area compared to its terrestrial area. Nonetheless, its limited coastline, a considerable portion of which is inaccessible, poses inevitable conflicts between multiple marine activities and designations, including aquaculture, fishing, bunkering, coastal tourism, navigation, renewable energy installations, conservation of biological diversity and protected areas (on ecological criteria). This article makes the case to implement MSP-based policies and an applicable legal framework in the Maltese Islands.
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