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 2009 draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, complete with all figures, maps, and errata, are provided below.

See the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan home page for links to the final 2009 ocean plan, links to the 2014 draft ocean plan released in September 2014, information on the review and update process for the ocean plan, and links to ocean plan data.

2009 Draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan - Volume 1

Full Version
Individual Chapters
Individual Figures/Maps
 

2009 Draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan - Volume 2

Full Version
Individual Sections