DECREE NO 6,698, DE December 17, 2008.
I declare the marquee jurisdictional waters Brazilian Sanctuary of Whales and Dolphins of Brazil.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, in the use of the attribution conferring you the art. 84, inciso IV, of the Constitution, and in view of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, adopted by Legislative Decree n
° 5 of November 9, 1987, and promulgated by Decree n ° 1,530, of June 22, 1995, in particular the arts. 56 and 65 of the said Convention, and in Law n ° 7,643 of December 18, 1987,
The Brazilian marine jurisdictional waters are declared Sanctuary of Whales and Dolphins of Brazil, with the purpose of reaffirsation of national interest in the field of cetacean preservation and protection and promote the non-lethal use of their species.
They are permitted scientific research and orderly tourist ution, in accordance with the legislation in force.
The Union will promote, by means of diplomatic and cooperation channels competent, the performance of the Country in international forums, the regional and international articulation required to promote the integration in research and other non-lethal uses of cetaceans in the Sanctuary of Whales and Dolphins of Brazil, as well as seek the conservation of these species within the South Atlantic Ocean
This Decree goes into effect on the date of its publication.
Brasilia, December 17, 2008 ; 187
th of the Independence and 120 of the Republic.
LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA
Ruy Nunes Pinto Nogueira