Brazil’s National Ocean Policy

Authored by: Milton L. Asmus , Etiene Villela Marroni , Guilherme G. Vieira

Routledge Handbook of National and Regional Ocean Policies

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138788299
eBook ISBN: 9781315765648
Adobe ISBN: 9781317658061


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Brazil is a significant presence in the South American Atlantic. With a coastline of approximately 8,500 km and 25 per cent of the national population – which generates 70 per cent of the Brazilian gross national product (GNP) – living in coastal counties, Brazil has a significant impact on the adjacent territorial waters and beyond. From a global perspective, socio-economic activities in the coastal zone of Brazil have a great potential to influence not only the national economy and society, but also the environmental state of the South Atlantic.

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