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. A 2014 draft ocean plan was released on September 24, 2014. For links to that document, information on the review and update process, and links to ocean plan data and the 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