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

In addition, all of the spatial data provided in the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan are hosted in the Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System, or MORIS. MORIS is an online mapping tool that can be used to search and display spatial data pertaining to the Massachusetts coastal zone and is the official data repository for the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Launch MORIS to view, query, and map the data.

Volume 1 - Management and Administration

Full Version

Individual Chapters

Individual Figures/Maps

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

Volume 2 - Baseline Assessment and Science Framework

Full Version

Individual Sections