The Oceans Act of 2008 required the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to develop a comprehensive ocean management plan, with a draft plan completed by June 30, 2009, and a final plan promulgated by December 31, 2009. Links to Volumes 1 and 2 of the final 2009 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, complete with all figures, maps, and errata, are provided below.

The Oceans Act requires EEA to review and update the ocean plan at least once every five years. For information on the review and update process, along with links to the final 2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, ocean management plan data, and 2009 draft ocean plan and related documents, see the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan home page.

Volume 1 - Management and Administration

Full Version
Individual Chapters
Individual Figures/Maps

2009 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

Volume 2 - Baseline Assessment and Science Framework

Full Version
Individual Sections