MarineFisheries deals with complicated, intersecting policy issues, and faces challenges in managing the cumulative impacts of growth on marine habitat and fisheries resources. As coastal and ocean development pressures continue to rise, there is an increased call for Ecosystem Based Management, Ocean Management, and even Ocean Zoning. Therefore, it is critical for the Division to identify, document, and address conflicting management needs. Improved policies are necessary for protecting and restoring fisheries resources and habitat that support the cultural diversity and economies of coastal Massachusetts.
Once these policies are implemented, the full text will be made available in pdf format.
- Artificial Reef Policy (4,880 Kb)
- Marine Protected Area Policy
- Striped Bass Policy
- Environmental Windows Policy