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.

The Oceans Act also requires EEA to review and update the ocean plan at least once every five years. See the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan home page for links to the 2015 ocean plan (which represents the first formal amendment to the original ocean plan released in 2009), the final 2009 ocean plan, ocean plan data, and information on the review and update process for the ocean plan and the draft ocean plan released in September 2014 as part of that update and amendment.

2009 Draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan - Volume 1

Full Version
Individual Chapters
Individual Figures/Maps

2009 Draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan - Volume 2

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Individual Sections