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Draft Management Plan

This management plan for MBNMS was developed as part of a process known as a management plan review. NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) reviewed MBNMS’s 2008 management plan using a community-based process promoting numerous opportunities for public input. The review process examined current issues and threats to sanctuary resources and the extent to which the 2008 management plan provided adequate resource protections.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
DRAFT Management Plan

  Cover & Table of Contents 431K PDF
  Executive Summary 163K PDF
Background • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Setting • Regulations and Prohibitions • Implementing the Management Plan
1.1M PDF
  Issue Based Plans
Climate Change • Coastal Erosion and Sediment Management • Davidson Seamount • Emerging Issues • Introduced Species • Marine Debris • Water Quality Protection Program • Wildlife Disturbance
1.3M PDF
  Programmatic Plans
Education, Outreach, and Communication • Marine Spatial Planning • Maritime Heritage • Operations and Administration • Research and Monitoring • Resource Protection
1.2M PDF
  Appendices 835K PDF

Complete MBNMS DRAFT Management Plan 4.6M PDF
Reviewed: April 11, 2024
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