Meditterranean environmental programme was launched in 1975 as the first Regional Seas Programme of UNEP and inspires now the subsequent thirteen regional seas programmes with regard to institutional and operational model it developed. The regime is now in the mid way of MAP Phase II which was started in 1996. This new phase considers the problems encountered in the region from point of socio economic parameters which require activities beyond pollution control. This development signifies a shift from sectoral approach towards integrated planning and management. The purpose of this study is to make an overall survey and analysis of these developments in the Mediterranean mainly focusing on the institutional and legal aspects.