MPAs remain a large gap in Myanmar's PA system. To 2015, one national park (Lampi Island Marine National Park), three wildlife sanctuaries, two shark and three crab protection areas have been established. In total, MPAs in Myanmar currently cover approximately 13,650 km2 (2.6% of Myanmar's Exclusive Economic Zone), and leave important fisheries and coral reef areas unprotected. New MPAs are urgently needed to protect Myanmar's coastal ecosystems, particularly of coral reef ecosystems in the Myeik Archipelago.
11.5 By 2020, a Marine Spatial Plan with nested MPAs is prepared for the Myeik Archipelago.