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2021 Management Plan

The Management Plan for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary focus's on key issues and opportunities affecting the sanctuary. This final management plan includes 13 action plans to guide NOAA’s understanding and protection of sanctuary resources over the coming decade. The revised management plan has 13 action plans for the conservation and management of the sanctuary. These are broken into issue-based and program-based action plans. The issue-based action plan themes include climate change; coastal erosion and sediment management; Davidson Seamount management zone and Sur Ridge; introduced species; marine debris; water quality; wildlife disturbance; and emerging issues. The program-based action plan themes include education, outreach, and communication; maritime heritage; operations and administration; research and monitoring; and resource protection.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Final Management Plan , October 2021
  Cover and Table of Contents 583K PDF
  Executive Summary 64K PDF
  Introduction 1.1M PDF
  Issus Based Action PLans 730K PDF
  Program Based Action Plans 924K PDF
  References 118K PDF
  Appendices 650K PDF

Complete Monterey Bay Management Plan 3.3MB PDF*