Md. Asraful Alam


The concept of Blue Economy has triggered the coastal states to explore their marine resources from their own maritime boundaries. Bangladesh has to be one step advance in the competition as its land based resources are very limited in comparison to its huge population. It must be very critical for Bangladesh if it does not have a well planned policy adopted in considering both the economical and environmental aspects. MSP can only be the process for Bangladesh to go ahead for consumption of marine resources without jeopardy to marine environment. The existing national policies, plans and legislations for ocean governance are very scattered in nature which needs to be an integrated and uniform legal stand. The study analysis those legal loopholes and recommends for an effective MSP in the Bay of Bengal. 


Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), Marine Ecosystem, Marine Resources, Marine Biodiversity, Coastal Management, Climate change and Blue Economy

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