Legal and Regulatory Aspects to Support a Mexican Coastal Zone Management Program

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by José Luis Fermán-Almada, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico,
Lorenzo Gómez-Morin Fuentes, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Management in Mexico: the Baja California Experience

Abstract: In March 1992 the ecology sate agency was created in Baja California, it is in charge of selected aspects relating to protection of the environment and planning of the state's development. The most important state law in this regard is the ecology equilibrium and environment protection act, proclaimed in February of 1992. This paper presents how the state government expects to plan for the development of the state's coastal zone. The state is in the forefront of coastal planing in Mexico as it has one of the longest coastlines in the nation.

Subject Headings: Legal affairs | Coastal management | Ecosystems | Equilibrium | State government | Shores | Developing countries | Laws | North America | California | Mexico | United States

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