Current as of June, 2013

BB | CCB | E | GBH | MB | MHB | N | NS | NT | OC | SC | V

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Buzzards Bay

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
BB1Westport South Coastal 17,033BB1 - Westport South Coastal
BB2Richmond Pond 54BB2 - Richmond Pond
BB3West Branch Westport River 1,381BB3 - West Branch Westport River
BB4East Branch Westport River 1,959BB4 - East Branch Westport River
BB5Little Beach Coastal 6,531BB5 - Little Beach Coastal
BB6Allens Pond 187BB6 - Allens Pond
BB7Dartmouth Center Coastal 4,528BB7 - Dartmouth Center Coastal
BB8Slocums River 467BB8 - Slocums River
BB9Little River 117BB9 - Little River
BB10Smith Neck South Coastal 3,977BB10 - Smith Neck South Coastal
BB11Dartmouth East Coastal 6,873BB11 - Dartmouth East Coastal
BB12Apponagansett Bay 672BB12 - Apponagansett Bay
BB13Clark Cove 1,198BB13 - Clark Cove
BB14New Bedford East Coastal 9,279BB14 - New Bedford East Coastal
BB15New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor 4,671BB15 - New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor
BB16Fairhaven South Coastal 4,811BB16 - Fairhaven South Coastal
BB17West Island South 566BB17 - West Island South
BB18West Island North 386BB18 - West Island North
BB19West Island East Coastal 11,677BB19 - West Island East Coastal
BB20Fairhaven East Coastal 4,693BB20 - Fairhaven East Coastal
BB21Nasketucket Bay 1,534BB21 - Nasketucket Bay
BB22Little Bay 313BB22 - Little Bay
BB23Brandt Island Cove 142BB23 - Brandt Island Cove
BB24Mattapoisett South Coastal 2,597BB24 - Mattapoisett South Coastal
BB25Mattapoisett Harbor 1,989BB25 - Mattapoisett Harbor
BB26Mattapoisett River 30BB26 - Mattapoisett River
BB27Eel Pond 21BB27 - Eel Pond
BB28North Buzzards Bay 9,319BB28 - North Buzzards Bay
BB29Point Connett 135BB29 - Point Connett
BB30Hiller Cove 58BB30 - Hiller Cove
BB31Aucoot Cove 324BB31 - Aucoot Cove
BB32Sippican Harbor 1,814BB32 - Sippican Harbor
BB33Stony Point Dike 5,006BB33 - Stony Point Dike
BB34Wings Cove 210BB34 - Wings Cove
BB35Weweantic River 540BB35 - Weweantic River
BB36Wareham River 915BB36 - Wareham River
BB37Little Harbor/Bourne Cove 164BB37 - Little Harbor/Bourne Cove
BB38Wings Neck North 2,024BB38 - Wings Neck North
BB39Widow Cove 261BB39 - Widow Cove
BB40Onset Bay 733BB40 - Onset Bay
BB41Sunset Cove 110BB41 - Sunset Cove
BB42East River System 113BB42 - East River System
BB43Fisherman Cove 386BB43 - Fisherman Cove
BB44Buttermilk Bay 514BB44 - Buttermilk Bay
BB45Cape Cod Canal 750BB45 - Cape Cod Canal
BB46Phinneys Harbor 721BB46 - Phinneys Harbor
BB47Back River/Eel Pond 99BB47 - Back River/Eel Pond
BB48Pocasset River 34BB48 - Pocasset River
BB49Pocasset And Red Brook Harbors 1,374BB49 - Pocasset And Red Brook Harbors
BB50Megansett Harbor 1,021BB50 - Megansett Harbor
BB51North Falmouth Outer Harbor 5,059BB51 - North Falmouth Outer Harbor
BB52Wild Harbor/Wild Harbor River 107BB52 - Wild Harbor/Wild Harbor River
BB53Herring Brook 7BB53 - Herring Brook
BB54West Falmouth Harbor 179BB54 - West Falmouth Harbor
BB55Falmouth West Coastal 12,219BB55 - Falmouth West Coastal
BB56Great Sippiwisset Marsh 30BB56 - Great Sippiwisset Marsh
BB57Little Sippiwisset Marsh 15BB57 - Little Sippiwisset Marsh
BB58Quissett Harbor 113BB58 - Quissett Harbor

Cape Cod Bay

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
CCB1 Herring Cove/Long Point 18,794CCB1 - Herring Cove/Long Point
CCB2 Hatches Harbor 82CCB2 - Hatches Harbor
CCB3 Provincetown Outer Harbor 5,461CCB3 - Provincetown Outer Harbor
CCB4 Provincetown Inner Harbor 5,065CCB4 - Provincetown Inner Harbor
CCB5 The Breakwater 143CCB5 - The Breakwater
CCB6 Truro West Coastal 9,035CCB6 - Truro West Coastal
CCB7 Pamet River 52CCB7 - Pamet River
CCB8 Wellfleet West Coastal 14,438CCB8 - Wellfleet West Coastal
CCB9 Eastham West Coastal 17,625CCB9 - Eastham West Coastal
CCB10 Hatches Creek 2CCB10 - Hatches Creek
CCB11 Wellfleet Harbor 5,169CCB11 - Wellfleet Harbor
CCB12 Herring River 209CCB12 - Herring River
CCB13 Wellfleet Inner Harbor 211CCB13 - Wellfleet Inner Harbor
CCB14 Loagy Bay 381CCB14 - Loagy Bay
CCB15 Herring River 29CCB15 - Herring River
CCB16 Boat Meadow River 24CCB16 - Boat Meadow River
CCB17 Orleans North Coastal 3,238CCB17 - Orleans North Coastal
CCB18 Rock Harbor 8CCB18 - Rock Harbor
CCB19 Little Namskaket Creek 4CCB19 - Little Namskaket Creek
CCB20 Brewster North Coastal 10,677CCB20 - Brewster North Coastal
CCB21 Namskaket Creek 12CCB21 - Namskaket Creek
CCB22 Stony Brook 8CCB22 - Stony Brook
CCB23 Dennis North Coastal 15,039CCB23 - Dennis North Coastal
CCB24 Quivett Creek 16CCB24 - Quivett Creek
CCB25 Sesuit Harbor 41CCB25 - Sesuit Harbor
CCB26 Yarmouth North Coastal 3,919CCB26 - Yarmouth North Coastal
CCB27 Chase Garden Creek 98CCB27 - Chase Garden Creek
CCB28 Bass Creek & Lone Tree Creek 30CCB28 - Bass Creek
CCB29 Mill Creek & Short Wharf Creek 37CCB29 - Mill Creek
CCB30 Barnstable North Coastal 13,769CCB30 - Barnstable North Coastal
CCB31 Barnstable Harbor 2,131CCB31 - Barnstable Harbor
CCB32 Barnstable Inner Harbor 22CCB32 - Barnstable Inner Harbor
CCB33 Barnstable Marshes 204CCB33 - Barnstable Marshes
CCB34 Scorton Creek 147CCB34 - Scorton Creek
CCB35 Sandwich North Coastal 14,904CCB35 - Sandwich North Coastal
CCB36 Scorton Harbor 33CCB36 - Scorton Harbor
CCB37 Sandwich Harbor 77CCB37 - Sandwich Harbor
CCB38 Bourne North Coastal 2,848CCB38 - Bourne North Coastal
CCB39 Plymouth South Coastal 18,950CCB39 - Plymouth South Coastal
CCB40 Ellisville Harbor 8CCB40 - Ellisville Harbor
CCB41 Plymouth North Coastal 23,210CCB41 - Plymouth North Coastal
CCB42 Plymouth Harbor 3,754CCB42 - Plymouth Harbor
CCB43 Kingston Bay 1,294CCB43 - Kingston Bay
CCB44 Jones River 66CCB44 - Jones River
CCB45 Duxbury Bay 4,644CCB45 - Duxbury Bay
CCB46 Bluefish River 96CCB46 - Bluefish River
CCB47 Back River 411CCB47 - Back River
CCB48 Northwest Cape Cod Bay 49,701CCB48 - Northwest Cape Cod Bay
CCB49 Northeast Cape Cod Bay 51,056CCB49 - Northeast Cape Cod Bay
CCB50 Southeast Cape Cod Bay 61,707CCB50 - Southeast Cape Cod Bay
CCB51 Southwest Cape Cod Bay 52,775CCB51 - Southwest Cape Cod Bay

Elizabethan Islands

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
E1Naushon Island West Coastal19,911E1 - Naushon Island West Coastal
E2Hadleys Harbor163E2 - Hadleys Harbor
E3Northwest Gutter39E3 - Northwest Gutter
E4Gosnold West Coastal25,689E4 - Gosnold West Coastal
E5Robinsons Hole250E5 - Robinsons Hole
E6Quicks Hole586E6 - Quicks Hole
E7Quicks Hole Pond80E7 - Quicks Hole Pond
E8Cuttyhunk Harbor408E8 - Cuttyhunk Harbor
E9Cuttyhunk Pond105E9 - Cuttyhunk Pond
E10Westend Pond38E10 - Westend Pond
E11Gosnold East Coastal22,935E11 - Gosnold East Coastal
E12Naushon East Coastal10,981E12 - Naushon East Coastal
E13Tarpaulin Cove199E13 - Tarpaulin Cove
E14Lackeys Bay244E14 - Lackeys Bay

Greater Boston Harbor

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
GBH1 Hingham And Hull Bays 8,976GBH1 - Hingham And Hull Bays
GBH2 Quincy Bay 6,244GBH2 - Quincy Bay
GBH3 Neponset River & Dorchester Bay 4,836GBH3 - Neponset River
GBH4 Boston Inner Harbor 2,780GBH4 - Boston Inner Harbor
GBH5 North Boston Harbor 2,240GBH5 - North Boston Harbor
GBH6 Boston Outer Harbor 5,408GBH6 - Boston Outer Harbor

Massachusetts Bay

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
MB1 Duxbury Beach 13,333MB1 - Duxbury Beach
MB2 Marshfield East Coastal 9,874MB2 - Marshfield East Coastal
MB3 Green Harbor 58MB3 - Green Harbor
MB4 Scituate South Coastal 13,195MB4 - Scituate South Coastal
MB5 North River 460MB5 - North River
MB6 South River 477MB6 - South River
MB7 Scituate Harbor 193MB7 - Scituate Harbor
MB8 Scituate North Coastal 14,682MB8 - Scituate North Coastal
MB9 Cohasset North Coastal 9,415MB9 - Cohasset North Coastal
MB10 Cohasset Harbor 608MB10 - Cohasset Harbor
MB11 Little Harbor 177MB11 - Little Harbor
MB12 Nantasket Beach 6,129MB12 - Nantasket Beach
MB13 Outer Boston Harbor Islands 8,231MB13 - Outer Boston Harbor Islands
MB14 Massachusetts Bay 69,796MB14 - Massachusetts Bay

Mount Hope Bay

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
MHB1 Mount Hope Bay 1,602MHB1 - Mount Hope Bay
MHB2 Taunton River 3,681MHB2 - Taunton River
MHB3 Lee River 740MHB3 - Lee River
MHB4 Cole River 716MHB4 - Cole River
MHB5 Palmer River 106MHB5 - Palmer River

North Shore

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
N1 Salisbury Beach 9,250N1 - Salisbury Beach
N2 Merrimack River 2,541N2 - Merrimack River
N3 Plum Island 15,196N3 - Plum Island
N4 Plum Island Sound 3,660N4 - Plum Island Sound
N5 Ipswich River 423N5 - Ipswich River
N6 Cranes Beach 7,006N6 - Cranes Beach
N7 Essex Bay 2,014N7 - Essex Bay
N8 Coffins Beach 2,664N8 - Coffins Beach
N9 Annisquam River Gloucester Harbor 2,516N9 - Annisquam River Gloucester Harbor
N10 Outer North Gloucester 8,736N10 - Outer North Gloucester
N11 Rockport 32,291N11 - Rockport
N12 Good Harbor Beach 2,428N12 - Good Harbor Beach
N13 Eastern Point 7,326N13 - Eastern Point
N14 Magnolia 6,746N14 - Magnolia
N15 Manchester 11,561N15 - Manchester
N16 Beverly 4,151N16 - Beverly
N17 Danvers River 1,344N17 - Danvers River
N18 Salem Harbor 969N18 - Salem Harbor
N19 Folger/Peaches Point 8,317N19 - Folger/Peaches Point
N20 Marblehead Harbor 488N20 - Marblehead Harbor
N21 Marblehead 11,053N21 - Marblehead
N22 Swampscott 6,069N22 - Swampscott
N23 Lynn 3,383N23 - Lynn
N24 Nahant Bay 2,879N24 - Nahant Bay
N25 Nahant Harbor 7,277N25 - Nahant Harbor
N26 Lynn Hbr and Saugus/Pines Rivers 5,651N26 - Lynn Hbr and Saugus/Pines Rivers
N27 Winthrop Beach 4,359N27 - Winthrop Beach
N28 Deer Island 11,581N28 - Deer Island

Nantucket Sound

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
NS1 Nantucket Sound NE Center 39,300NS1 - Nantucket Sound NE Center
NS2 Nantucket Sound SE Center 45,881NS2 - Nantucket Sound SE Center
NS3 Nantucket Sound SW Center 31,858NS3 - Nantucket Sound SW Center
NS4 Nantucket Sound NW Center 33,548NS4 - Nantucket Sound NW Center


CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
NT1 Nantucket Northeast Coastal 20,401NT1 - Nantucket Northeast Coastal
NT2 Nantucket Harbor West 1,125NT2 - Nantucket Harbor West
NT3 Nantucket Harbor East 1,667NT3 - Nantucket Harbor East
NT4 Polpis Harbor 189NT4 - Polpis Harbor
NT5 Head Of The Harbor 1,764NT5 - Head Of The Harbor
NT6 Coskata Pond 57NT6 - Coskata Pond
NT7 Nantucket East Coastal 22,895NT7 - Nantucket East Coastal
NT8 Nantucket Southeast Coastal 28,551NT8 - Nantucket Southeast Coastal
NT9 Sesachacha Pond 278NT9 - Sesachacha Pond
NT10 Nantucket Southwest Coastal 18,089NT10 - Nantucket Southwest Coastal
NT11 Madaket Harbor 980NT11 - Madaket Harbor
NT12 Nantucket Northwest Coastal 13,642NT12 - Nantucket Northwest Coastal
NT13 Tuckernuck Island 22,580NT13 - Tuckernuck Island
NT14 Muskeget Island 26,368NT14 - Muskeget Island

Outer Cape Cod

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
OC1 Nauset Beach South Coastal 53,670OC1 - Nauset Beach South Coastal
OC2 Nauset Harbor 357OC2 - Nauset Harbor
OC3 Mill Pond 76OC3 - Mill Pond
OC4 Town Cove 405OC4 - Town Cove
OC5 Nauset Marsh 677OC5 - Nauset Marsh
OC6 Salt Pond 22OC6 - Salt Pond
OC7 Nauset Beach North Coastal 9,772OC7 - Nauset Beach North Coastal
OC8 Wellfleet East Coastal 14,050OC8 - Wellfleet East Coastal
OC9 Truro East Coastal 31,767OC9 - Truro East Coastal
OC10 Provincetown North Coastal 18,905OC10 - Provincetown North Coastal

South Cape Cod

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
SC1 Woods Hole West Coastal 417SC1 - Woods Hole West Coastal
SC2 Great Harbor 285SC2 - Great Harbor
SC3 Woods Hole Outer Harbor 2,274SC3 - Woods Hole Outer Harbor
SC4 Little Harbor 72SC4 - Little Harbor
SC5 South Falmouth Coastal 3,510SC5 - South Falmouth Coastal
SC6 Oyster Pond 64SC6 - Oyster Pond
SC7 Salt Pond 62SC7 - Salt Pond
SC8 East Falmouth Coastal 6,719SC8 - East Falmouth Coastal
SC9 Falmouth Inner Harbor 38SC9 - Falmouth Inner Harbor
SC10 Little Pond 43SC10 - Little Pond
SC11 Great Pond 284SC11 - Great Pond
SC12 Green Pond 136SC12 - Green Pond
SC13 Bournes Pond 159SC13 - Bournes Pond
SC14 Eel Pond 258SC14 - Eel Pond
SC15 Waquoit Bay 1,048SC15 - Waquoit Bay
SC16 Little and Great Rivers Complex 321SC16 - Little and Great Rivers Complex
SC17 Mashpee South Coastal 9,884SC17 - Mashpee South Coastal
SC18 Barnstable South Coastal 26,934SC18 - Barnstable South Coastal
SC19 Popponesset Bay 457SC19 - Popponesset Bay
SC20 Mashpee River and Shoestring Bay 270SC20 - Mashpee River and Shoestring Bay
SC21 Cotuit Bay 582SC21 - Cotuit Bay
SC22 West Bay 344SC22 - West Bay
SC23 North Bay 409SC23 - North Bay
SC24 East Bay and Centerville River 157SC24 - East Bay and Centerville River
SC25 Bumps River 62SC25 - Bumps River
SC26 Squaw Island 53SC26 - Squaw Island
SC27 Hyannis Harbor 1,016SC27 - Hyannis Harbor
SC28 Lewis Bay 1,244SC28 - Lewis Bay
SC29 Yarmouth South Coastal 12,116SC29 - Yarmouth South Coastal
SC30 Parkers River & Seine Pond 117SC30 - Parkers River
SC31 Lewis Pond 52SC31 - Lewis Pond
SC32 Dennis South Coastal 8,817SC32 - Dennis South Coastal
SC33 Bass River South 231SC33 - Bass River South
SC34 Bass River Center 395SC34 - Bass River Center
SC35 Bass River North 375SC35 - Bass River North
SC36 Swan Pond 183SC36 - Swan Pond
SC37 Harwich South Coastal 7,045SC37 - Harwich South Coastal
SC38 Herring River 46SC38 - Herring River
SC39 Allens Harbor 23SC39 - Allens Harbor
SC40 Wychmere Harbor 14SC40 - Wychmere Harbor
SC41 Saquatucket Harbor 16SC41 - Saquatucket Harbor
SC42 Chatham South Coastal 4,692SC42 - Chatham South Coastal
SC43 Red River 1SC43 - Red River
SC44 Mill Creek 19SC44 - Mill Creek
SC45 Taylors Pond 12SC45 - Taylors Pond
SC46 Bucks & Cockle Cove Creek 55SC46 - Bucks
SC47 Monomoy Island 37,831SC47 - Monomoy Island
SC48 Stage Harbor 339SC48 - Stage Harbor
SC49 Oyster Pond River 171SC49 - Oyster Pond River
SC50 Oyster Pond 318SC50 - Oyster Pond
SC51 Mitchell River and Mill Ponds 59SC51 - Mitchell River and Mill Ponds
SC52N Chatham Harbor North 1,788SC52N - Chatham Harbor North
SC52S Chatham Harbor South 617SC52S - Chatham Harbor South
SC53 Pleasant Bay 1,832SC53 - Pleasant Bay
SC54 Bassing Harbor 84SC54 - Bassing Harbor
SC55 Crows Pond 119SC55 - Crows Pond
SC56 Ryders Cove 102SC56 - Ryders Cove
SC57 Frostfish Cove 14SC57 - Frostfish Cove
SC58 Muddy Creek 39SC58 - Muddy Creek
SC59 Round Cove 14SC59 - Round Cove
SC60 Quanset Pond 15SC60 - Quanset Pond
SC61 Little Pleasant Bay 2,052SC61 - Little Pleasant Bay
SC62 Pochet Creek 146SC62 - Pochet Creek
SC63 Namequoit River 323SC63 - Namequoit River
SC64 Paw Wah Pond 6SC64 - Paw Wah Pond

Martha's Vineyard

CodeGrowing Area NameAcresPDF
V1 Menemsha Bight 11,399V1 - Menemsha Bight
V2 Menemsha Inlet and Pond 691V2 - Menemsha Inlet and Pond
V3 Nashaquitsa and Stonewall Pond 117V3 - Nashaquitsa and Stonewall Pond
V4 Chilmark North Coastal 7,482V4 - Chilmark North Coastal
V5 West Tisbury North Coastal 6,036V5 - West Tisbury North Coastal
V6 James Pond 47V6 - James Pond
V7 Tisbury North Coastal 4,205V7 - Tisbury North Coastal
V8 Lake Tashmoo 264V8 - Lake Tashmoo
V9 Oak Bluffs North Coastal 2,597V9 - Oak Bluffs North Coastal
V10 Vineyard Haven Harbor 981V10 - Vineyard Haven Harbor
V11 Lagoon Pond 545V11 - Lagoon Pond
V12 Edgartown North Coastal 12,941V12 - Edgartown North Coastal
V13 Edgartown Outer Harbor 8,624V13 - Edgartown Outer Harbor
V14 Oak Bluffs Harbor 35V14 - Oak Bluffs Harbor
V15 Farm Pond 34.7V15 - Hamlin Pond and Farm Pond
V16 Sengekontacket Pond 745V16 - Sengekontacket Pond
V17 Eel Pond 65V17 - Eel Pond
V18 Chappaquiddick Beach 820V18 - Chappaquiddick Beach
V19 Edgartown Inner Harbor 241V19 - Edgartown Inner Harbor
V20 Katama Bay 1,236V20 - Katama Bay
V21 Cape Poge Bay 1,478V21 - Cape Poge Bay
V22 Pocha Pond 229V22 - Pocha Pond
V23 Edgartown East Coastal 31,305V23 - Edgartown East Coastal
V24 Edgartown South Coastal 21,543V24 - Edgartown South Coastal
V25 Crackatuxet Cove 35V25 - Crackatuxet Cove
V26 Edgartown Great Pond 885V26 - Edgartown Great Pond
V27 Jobs Neck Pond 66V27 - Jobs Neck Pond
V28 Paqua Pond 10V28 - Paqua Pond
V29 Oyster Pond 165V29 - Oyster Pond
V30 Martha's Vineyard South Coastal 25,141V30 - Martha's Vineyard South Coastal
V31 Tisbury Great Pond 804V31 - Tisbury Great Pond
V32 Chilmark Pond 206V32 - Chilmark Pond
V33 Gay Head South Coastal 14,235V33 - Gay Head South Coastal
V34 Nomans Land 21,236V34 - Nomans Land
V35 Squibnocket Pond 628V35 - Squibnocket Pond
V36 Harthaven Harbor4.44V36 - Harthaven Harbor