The Federal court in SC fine ICMBio for overcoming the decision authorising tourism whale watching | Santa Catarina

Justiça Federal em SC multa ICMBio por resistir à decisão que autoriza turismo de observação de baleias
Justiça Federal em SC multa ICMBio por resistir à decisão que autoriza turismo de observação de baleias

Baleias vêm a SC para dar a luz e cuidar dos filhotes nos primeiros meses de vida  — Foto: Projeto Baleia Franca/DivulgaçãoBaleias vêm a SC para dar a luz e cuidar dos filhotes nos primeiros meses de vida  — Foto: Projeto Baleia Franca/Divulgação

Animals that come to the SC to give birth and take care of the puppy in the first months of life — Foto: Projeto Baleia-Franca/Disclosure

The ICMBio (Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation) must pay a fine of R$ 5 thousand for the resistance of a court decision that clears the Tourism of Whale watching Embedded (LEADERS) of the Environmental Protection Area of the Franca Whale, ruled the Federal court.

The sentence in dispute in bad faith, or resistance, there is no justification of a judicial decision, is that the federal judge Daniel Raupp, of the 1st Federal court of Laguna, and issued on the last Wednesday (26).

For note, the ICMBio said that his request, and denies that there is strength in relation to the release of the activity, but rather, understanding that some administrative steps must be taken to the Tourism of Whale watching to do.

The judge to the point that, in 2016, the Justice gives permission for the whale-watching-free with the use of vessels within the limitations of the apa (Environmental Protection Area) of the right Whale in the town of Garopaba, Imbituba and Laguna. In evaluating the magistrate, the ICMBio presented embargoes to defer the following decisions.

The document, Raupp also rejected the embargo which the Institute claims that the implementation of the Plan of Standardization, Monitoring, Management and Control of Tourism required a plan to manage the on-site inspection of the activity of the vessel at the time of the outputs.

Raupp says that there is no omission of ICMBio in the audit of LEADERS and the principles of the Institute is counterintuitive, as previously authorized this type of tourism.

The judge ruled further that, after careful and agree a plan of inspection, the agency says it will not allow the activity until they met the other requirements that were not addressed before, such as the publication of a management plan.

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Even the Leaders were given authority by the Justice of 2016, according to Karina Groch, research director of the Institute Australis, engaged in the monitoring of the whale-franca, the Tourism of Whale watching that is Embedded not come into operation since then.

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