Governor Deval Patrick signed the Oceans Act on May 28, 2008 - requiring the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to develop a comprehensive ocean management plan, with a draft plan by June 30, 2009, and a final plan promulgated by December 31, 2009. Links to Volumes 1 and 2 of the draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, complete with all figures, maps, and errata, are provided below.

Draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan - Volume 1

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Draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan - Volume 2

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