MSP in Namibia is implemented through a collaborative, participatory and integrative approach that engages all stakeholders concerned (marine users and regulators) to ensure and enable a process through which they cooperate in working towards (an) agreed Marine Spatial Plan(s).

The MSP process will consider any licenses, permits and other management measures that currently exist. In future, sectoral planning and decision-making in terms of issuing licenses, permits and other management measures in the marine environment is expected to be consistent with the forthcoming Marine Spatial Plan(s), which are to be approved by government.

Marine spatial plans are reviewed every 7 to 10 years but that doesn't restrict any amendment of the plan earlier if there is a need of amending it.