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A Blueprint for the Bays

MassBays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan guides the implementation of MassBays' mission.

All National Estuary Programs (NEPs) are required under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act to produce a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) which:

… recommends priority corrective actions and compliance schedules addressing point and nonpoint sources of pollution to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the estuary, including restoration and maintenance of water quality, a balanced indigenous population of shellfish, fish, and wildlife, and recreational activities in the estuary, and assure that the designated uses of the estuary are protected

MassBays’ staff, regional partners, Management Committee, local experts and agency advisors collaborated to generate goals and strategies and identify suitable actions to reach those goals. The result is a CCMP which will guide our work through 2033. 

2023 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan

2023 CCMP Appendices

    Previous MassBays CCMPs

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