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Updating the National Action Plan to Combat Marine Pollution from Land-based Activities
by Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Algeria (Government)
The Government of Algeria, like the other Mediterranean countries, carried out its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2003 to combat marine pollution caused by land-based anthropogenic activities.

The implementation of this first NAP allowed national authorities to adapt the environment and water legislative, regulatory, institutional and organizational framework, particularly the components relating to waste management, ecosystems preservation, including the coastline; environmental assessment and observation, improved environmental awareness and communication, diversification and optimization of funding, and the framework for international cooperation.

The updated NAP will constitue a tool for governance, prevention and control of marine pollution and will take into account the elements related to the adoption of the "Good Environmental Status" and the three ecological objectives related to pollution due to the " Eutrophication, contaminants and marine litter; As well as the requirements of the Ecosystem Approaches and Regional Plans targets under the Strategic Action Program.

The update of the NAP follows the adoption, in 2015, of the National Integrated Coastal Zone Management strategy, which defines priority areas of intervention that meet the objectives of the NAP.
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
Set up an updated tool for governance, prevention and control of marine pollution.
Other, please specify
Mobilisation of resources domestically
Basic information
Time-frame: 2018 - 2025
Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Omar Khaber, General Director of the National Commissariat of the Littoral, khaber.omar@gmail.com ,
National Commissariat of the Littoral (Algiers, Algeria)
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