Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 NM): 157 975.47 km2
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: 3 417 220.34 km2

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Aquaculture Offshore renewable energy
Cables and pipelines Oil and Gas
Coastal protection Ports
Fisheries Scientific research
Military Shipping
Mining Tourism and Leisure
Nature conservation Underwater Cultural Heritage

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Currently Brazil does not have a specific legislation on MSP. However, during the execution of the Marine Spatial Planning Pilot Project for the Southern Marine Region of the country, a proposal of legislation specifically for MSP will be prepared, which may be a decree, a law or even a proposed amendment to the constitution.


Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources (CIRM)

Rodrigo de Campos Carvalho – Manager of the Marine Spatial Planning Executive Committee

Last updated: May 2023
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