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Strengthening the security of the sea and its resources
by Interdepartmental Committee, Madagascar (Government)

- Affirm Madagascar's sovereignty over its maritime area and guarantee its security;
- Reduce all forms of marine pollution and the illicit and illegal exploitation of marine resources.


- Continue the process of delimiting maritime borders with neighboring States;
- Fully operationalize the National Marine Information Mergers Center;
- Fully operationalize the Regional Center for the Fusion of Maritime Information and the Regional Center for the Coordination of Maritime Operations, in collaboration with the countries Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean;
- Increase operational response at sea in terms of human resources, technical and physical capacity;
- Increase the participation in regional fisheries monitoring patrols;
- Equip industrial fishing fleets with an Electronic Report System (ERS);
- Adopt international legal frameworks on area and biological beyond national jurisdictions;
- Effectively enforce regulations on marine and coastal resources local governance;
- Reduce marine pollution affecting public health and marine and coastal ecosystems;
- Prevent the release of organic, mineral, solid and nutrient wastes into the marine environment;
- Establish marine environment quality standards.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
December 2019
Dialogues on the delimitation of maritime borders initiated; 30% of industrial fishing vessel operating in waters under Malagasy national jurisdiction equipped with an Electronic Report System (ERS).
December 2020
Quality standards for the marine environment put in place.
December 2030
Operational capacity for intervention at sea in terms of human resources, technical and material capacity doubled.
Staff / Technical expertise
All relevant Malagasy Government Departments; Maritime Information Fusion Center (Associated Organization - Government) ; Fisheries Monitoring Center
Other, please specify
Financial resources envisaged: Public Investment Programs; European Union; World Bank; Indian Ocean Commission; Bilateral cooperation.
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2030
All relevant Government Departments of the Malagasy Government; Maritime Information Fusion Center (Governmental Office); Regional Center for the Fusion of Maritime Information; Non-governmental organizations.
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Countries in the South West Indian Ocean Region.
Contact information
Herilanto RAVELOHARISON, Minister of Economy and Planning, haingomn@yahoo.fr, +261 34 05 511 52
Batiment Plan Anosy Antananarivo 101 - Madagascar
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