In 2013, the Somali Federal Government, Somaliland, and the Somali regions with the support of members of the International Community developed the Somali Maritime Resource and Security Strategy (SMRSS). The SMRSS serves as the document that directs the future secure and sustainable development of the Somali maritime sector, including marine resource management. The SMRSS also has six corresponding thematic annexes which act as a roadmap for the implementation of the SMRSS. The SMRSS provides the mechanism for the identification of specific needs in the areas of maritime law enforcement, maritime security, maritime safety, maritime response/recovery. Additionally the SMRSS outlines the path towards the sustainable economic development of Somalia’s marine resources.