The Coastal Management Program in Brazil

by Enio R. Frischeisen, Comissao Interministerial para os, Recursos do Mar, Brazil,
Mauro Sérgio F. Argento, Comissao Interministerial para os, Recursos do Mar, Brazil,
Renato Herz, Comissao Interministerial para os, Recursos do Mar, Brazil,
Ronaldo Paschoalette Carneiro, Comissao Interministerial para os, Recursos do Mar, Brazil,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil

Abstract: As a proposal to guide the rational utilization of coastal resources, the Brazilian government established the National Coastal Zone Management Plan (PNGC), according to the Federal Law no. 7,661. The PNGC comprises the National Policy for the Environment (PNMA) and the National Policy for Sea Resources (PNRM). SECIRM (Secretaria da Comissao Interministerial para os Recursos do Mar) is responsible for conducting the coastal zone management, and for directing a Coordination Group in the federal level. Other government agencies belong to this group which has legal authority on all coastal matters. The PNGC has a fundamentally decentralized character, each State being responsible to elaborate and develop its own Coastal Management Plan, without violating general aspects of a common methodology established by the general coordination of PNGC. So, the 'Comissao Interministerial para os Recursos do Mar' (CIRM) - the governmental agency for sea resources which includes representatives of eleven federal ministries - promotes through its Secretary for Coastal Zone Management technical and financial support to state and municipal agencies, in order to make the plan viable.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Developing countries | Resource management | Financial management | Seas and oceans | Federal government | Mars | Management methods | Brazil | South America

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