Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan- Volume 2 Baseline Assessment and Science Framework

Massachusetts Legislature
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)

The main purpose of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan is to translate the policy direction and specific requirements of the Oceans Act into a comprehensive management approach that can be implemented through existing state programs and regulations. Volume 2 provides the baseline assessment of the current state of knowledge regarding human uses, natural resources, and other ecosystem components of Massachusetts' ocean waters. A science framework builds on the baseline assessment to identify and prioritize the future scientific research and data acquisition that will support continued evolution of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2009
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