National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.

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2009 Summary of Regulations Brochure

A PDF Version of this brochure is available here:

2009 Summary of Regulations Brochure (312KB PDF*)

This brochure provides a summary of regulations only. It should not be used for legal determinations or planning purposes. For complete and official regulatory prohibitions for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary see Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 922.132.


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