United Nations
National Marine Spatial Plan
by Republic of Vanuatu (Government)
A national, multiple-use marine spatial plan will be implemented to acheive a range of objectives to do with the ecologically sustainable use of Vanuatu's ocean.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • No take marine protected area
  • Marine protected area with partial protection
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
December 2020
A national marine spatial plan for Vanuatu
Financing (in USD)
180,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Government of Vanuatu
In-kind contribution
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2018
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Toney Tevi, Mr, ttevi@vanuatu.gov.vu, +678 5542948
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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