Report on the participation
STATEMENTS FROM CIVIL ORGANISATIONS
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Reasons for stakeholder engagement
In engaging stakeholders, the MSP NWG seeks to ensure that the MSP process is transparent, coordinated and that stakeholders understand how they can be involved, contribute and influence the plan’s development.
Stakeholder expertise and knowledge is used to bring together the best available knowledge base for the MSP process.
Stakeholder engagement approach
Next planning process steps and stakeholder engagement opportunities
Marine Spatial Planning in general, in South Africa and process to-date
Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in a nutshell: isiZulu
The draft Marine Sector Plans have been prepared by sector national government departments to support the development of Marine Area Plans as part of the Marine Spatial Planning process. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, supported by the National Working Group on Marine Spatial Planning, will lead and guide the public participation process for Marine Sector Plans development as envisaged in the Marine Spatial Planning Act.
Marine Sector Plans specify the overall developmental objectives and priorities of each sector from a national point of view and the extent of its spatial presence and interests. They specify and outline the spatial claims and interests of each sector in the South African marine environment.
The published draft Marine Sector Plans are therefore not the integrated Marine Area Plans but are critical inputs for the next step of developing integrated cross-sectoral Marine Area Plans and as such, they serve as the sectors’ proposals that will need to be considered during the development of Marine Area Plans.
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