MBNMS Management Plan Documents
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 after 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.
For the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan—October 2008 in pdf format—click here
For the Final Environmental Impact Statement - September 2008 in pdf format—click here
For the Final Rules and Regulations for the MBNMS - November 2008 in pdf format—click here
A variety of detailed documents provide information about the legal authorities, environmental evaluations and plans crafted for the designation of the MBNMS in 1992.
- National Marine Sanctuaries Act
- MBNMS Environmental Impact Statement
- MBNMS Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan
- MBNMS Management Plan
- MBNMS Final Rule with Designation Document