Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


To analyze this Coastal Management problem it is convenient to have a regional overview of the entire South Atlantic Coast (South America). Go over some of its physical characteristics, the state of development of the offshore oil industry, the volume of its activities, and other related data, the recreational and the fishing industries, the population and its characteristics. This will develop a regional comprehension which is absolutely necessary to have in mind before analyzing the problems of any particular situation created in a country or an area of a country of the Southwest Atlantic Coast. After covering, very generally, all these features the aims of my research will be concentrated on the Uruguayan Coastal Zone problem.