In November of 2008, the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries released final revised management plans, regulations, and a joint final environmental impact statement for Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries.
These documents are a result of over seven years of study, planning and extensive public input and addresses key issues in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Issues addressed include ecosystem protection, wildlife disturbance, vessel discharge, water quality, introduced species, and coastal development.
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