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CZM Port and Harbor Planning Publications

Find summaries of and links to publications developed by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) on a variety of port and harbor planning topics.

CZM has published and/or funded the following materials on port and harbor planning, which are listed under the following categories: general, Designated Port Areas, regulatory decisions on Municipal Harbor Plans and Designated Port Areas, port and harbor characterizations through the Dredged Material Management Plan, and other. See CZM Publications for the full list of materials published by CZM.

(Note: Any views or opinions presented in publications prepared for CZM are solely those of the author[s] and do not necessarily represent those of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please see our website policies.)

General

  • Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Policy Guide - October 2011 - The Policy Guide is the official statement of Massachusetts coastal program policies and legal authorities and includes the policies that govern CZM’s Port and Harbor Planning Program and project review efforts.
  • Coastlines 2003 - This edition of CZM’s magazine, which was published in 2003, focuses on ports and harbors, with articles on the port of Boston, the other major ports in Massachusetts, Designated Port Areas, shipping, and related issues.

Designated Port Areas

  • Designated Port Area Boundary Maps - In 2011, CZM updated the Designated Port Area boundary maps and descriptions, which are now available online. The data layers for the maps are also available in GIS format.

State Approved Municipal Harbor Plans and Approval Decisions (and DPA Master Plans)

Organized alphabetically by municipality/neighborhood and listed in reverse date order.

Boston

Downtown Waterfront

Decision on the City of Boston’s Request for Approval of the Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 1 MB) - April 30, 2018

Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan & Public Realm Activation Plan (PDF, 87 MB) - March 2017

East Boston

Decision on the City of Boston's Request for Approval of the East Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 - Part II: 102-148 Border Street and 125 Sumner Street (PDF, 279 KB) - March 4, 2009

Decision on the City of Boston's Request for Approval of the East Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 - Part I: 6-26 New Street (PDF, 338 KB) - December 17, 2008

Amendment to the East Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 13 MB) - May 15, 2008

Decision on the City of Boston's East Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 590 KB) - July 15, 2002

East Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 22 MB) - March 2002

Fort Point Downtown

Decision on the City of Boston's Request for Renewal of the Fort Point Downtown Waterfront Phase 1 Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 739 KB) - February 12, 2013.

Decision on the City of Boston’s Fort Point Downtown Waterfront Phase 2 Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 401 KB) - March 8, 2004

Fort Point Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan - Phase 2 (PDF, 92 MB) - September 2003

Fort Point Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan - Phase 2 Supplement (PDF, 4 MB) - January 2004

Decision on the City of Boston's Fort Point Channel Phase I Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 1 MB) - October 10, 2002

Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the Fort Point Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 3 MB) - November 26, 2001

Harborpark

Compliance Review and Decision on the City of Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard Waterfront Activation Network Plan and Water-Dependent Use Management Plan (PDF, 110 KB) - April 4, 2008

Waterfront Activation Network Plan for the Charlestown Navy Yard (PDF, 9 MB) - 2007

Water-Dependent Use Management Plan: Charlestown Navy Yard (PDF, 7 MB) - May 2007

Decision on the City of Boston Request for Approval of the Lovejoy Wharf Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 561 KB) - October 12, 2006

Decision on the City of Boston’s North Station Amendment to the Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 2 MB) - July 29, 1999

City of Boston Proposed Municipal Harbor Plan: Limited Geographic Amendment North Station (PDF, 14 MB) - March 1999

Decision on City of Boston Request for Approval of the Boston Harborpark Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 2 MB) - May 22, 1991

South Boston

Decision on the City of Boston’s Request for Approval of the South Boston Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and Amendment Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 2 MB) - December 21, 2016

South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and Amendment (PDF, 24 MB) - June 2016

2016 South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and Amendment Supplement (PDF, 8 MB) - November 15, 2016

CZM Response to the Boston Request for Clarification of the 2009 Secretary's Decision on the South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment (PDF, 848 KB) - December 21, 2016

Decision on the City of Boston's Request for Approval of the South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 590 KB) - October 22, 2009

South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment (PDF, 44 MB) - May 2009

Secretary's Decision on the City of Boston's South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment (PDF, 1 MB) - December 31, 2002

Decision on the City of Boston’s South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 165 KB) (includes Executive Summary and link to full decision) - December 6, 2000

South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 51 MB) - July 2000

Chatham

Decision on the Renewal of the Town of Chatham's South Coastal Harbor Management Plan (PDF, 148 KB) - May 12, 2015.

South Coastal Harbor Management Plan - January 2005

Edgartown

Secretary's Approved Renewal of 1997 Edgartown Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 550 KB) - April 30, 2003

Decision on the Town of Edgartown Request for Approval of the Edgartown Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 722 KB) - October 2, 1997

Everett

Decision on the City of Everett's Request for Approval of the Central Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 1 MB) - February 10, 2014

Gloucester

Decision on the City of Gloucester’s Request for Approval of the Gloucester Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and Designated Port Area Master Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 2 MB) - December 19, 2014

2014 Gloucester Municipal Harbor Plan and DPA Master Plan (PDF, 4 MB) - July 30, 2014

Decision on the City of Gloucester's Request for Approval of the Gloucester Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and Designated Port Area Master Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 401 KB) - December 11, 2009

Hull

Decision on the Town of Hull Request for Approval of the Hull Harbor Plan Pursuant to 310 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 1 MB) - February 14, 2000

Harbor Management Plan for the Town of Hull (PDF, 5 MB) - December 1999

Lynn

CZM Response to the Lynn Request for Clarification of the Secretary's June 28, 2010 Decision on the Lynn Municipal Harbor Plan and Designated Port Area Master Plan (PDF, 2 MB) - December 21, 2016

Decision on the City of Lynn's Request for Approval of the Lynn Municipal Harbor Plan and Designated Port Area Master Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 751 KB) - June 28, 2010

Lynn Municipal Harbor Plan (PDF, 60 MB) - September 2010

Nantucket

Decision on the Town of Nantucket's Request for Approval of the Nantucket and Madaket Municipal Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 239 KB) - December 21, 2009.

Nantucket & Madaket Harbors Action Plan (PDF, 3 MB) - May 2009

New Bedford/Fairhaven

Decision on the Request for Approval of the New Bedford/Fairhaven Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and Designated Port Area Master Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 3 MB) - June 14, 2010

New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor Plan - (PDF, 6 MB) - May 26, 2010

Decision on the Joint Request for Approval of the New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor Plan Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 449 KB) - September 24, 2002

Provincetown

Decision on the Town of Provincetown’s Request for Approval of the Provincetown Harbor Management Plan Renewal and Amendment 2019 Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 7 MB) - April 10, 2019

Provincetown Harbor Management Plan Amendment 2018 (PDF, 9 MB) - July 2018

Decision on Provincetown's Request for Approval of the Provincetown Harbor Plan Renewal Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 846 KB) - February 29, 2012

Salem

Decision on the City of Salem's Request for Approval of the Salem Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal Pursuant to 301 CMR 23.00 (PDF, 670 KB) - June 24, 2008

Salem Harbor Plan (PDF, 11 MB) - January 2008

Designated Port Area Boundary Reviews and Designation Decisions

Organized alphabetically by municipality and listed in reverse date order.

Beverly

Designation Decision for the Beverly Harbor Designated Port Area (PDF, 201 KB) - April 6, 2015

Boundary Review of the Beverly Harbor Designated Port Area, Beverly MA (PDF, 1 MB) - January, 5, 2015

Boston

East Boston

Designation Decision for the East Boston Designated Port Area (PDF, 873 KB) - April 23, 2003.

East Boston Designated Port Area (DPA) Boundary Review (PDF, 2 MB) - December 18, 2002.

Mystic River

Massachusetts Appeals Court Decision Reversing Portions of the March 2005 Superior Court Decision Regarding Modification of the Boundaries of the Mystic River Designated Port Area with an updated DPA Boundary Map (PDF, 189 KB) - June 4, 2007.

Designation Decision for the Mystic River Designated Port Area, Charlestown Shore (PDF, 2 MB) - December 16, 2002.

Boundary Review of Mystic River Designated Port Area, Charlestown Shore (PDF, 4 MB) - October 9, 2002.

South Boston

Designation Decision for the South Boston Designated Port Area Boston, MA (PDF, 3 MB) - May 10, 2018

Boundary Review of the South Boston Designated Port Area, Boston, MA (PDF, 2 MB) - February 7, 2018

Chelsea

Designation Decision for the Chelsea Creek Designated Port Area Chelsea, MA (PDF, 3 MB) - April 6, 2016

Boundary Review of the Chelsea Creek Designated Port Area, Chelsea, MA (PDF, 4 MB) - November 23, 2015

Gloucester

Designation Decision for the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area (PDF, 1 MB) - April 23, 2014

Boundary Review of the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area, Gloucester MA (PDF, 2 MB) - February 3, 2014

Selected Local (Non-State Approved) Harbor Planning Initiatives

Organized alphabetically by municipality and listed in reverse date order.

Dartmouth

Padanaram Harbor Management Plan - April, 2019

Marshfield

Marshfield Harbor, Rivers, and Waterways Management Plan (PDF, 7 MB) - December 2014

New Bedford

Port of New Bedford Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (PDF, 11 MB) - 2018

Newburyport

Newburyport Waterfront Strategic Plan (PDF, 16 MB) - December 2003 This mentions a 1989 harbor plan

Plymouth

Plymouth Harbor Management Plan (PDF, 10 MB) - July 2017

Rockport

Rockport Municipal Harbor Plan: Issues, Goals and Policies (PDF, 2 MB) - July 1, 2003

Salisbury

Town of Salisbury Harbor Plan Phase 1 (PDF, 4 MB) - October 2008

Harbor Management Plan Appendices (PDF, 11 MB) - October 2008

Scituate

Town of Scituate Waterways Management Plan (PDF, 4 MB) - June 7, 2011

Wareham

Town of Wareham, Massachusetts 2015 Marine Resources Commission Harbor Management Plan & Information (PDF, 216 KB) - January 1, 2015

Wareham Harbor Management Plan (PDF, 21 MB) - April 19, 1996

Port and Harbor Characterizations through the Dredged Material Management Plan

Organized by municipality/site after first entry.

Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) Technical Reports - From 1998 through 2004, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) developed technical information in support of the Massachusetts Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP). The goal of the DMMP was to identify management solutions for dredged materials to facilitate channel dredging and port development while minimizing impacts to marine and cultural resources. The publications that are available in electronic formats are also listed by municipality/site below.

Boston

ENSR. 2001. June 2000 benthic survey of Boston Harbor Navigational Improvement Project confined aquatic disposal (CAD) cells. Prepared by ENSR Marine and Coastal Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-02 (PDF, 758 KB)

Buzzards Bay Disposal Site

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). 1998. Physical characterization of the proposed Buzzards Bay disposal site. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-98-05 (PDF, 2 MB)

Valente, R. and G. Tufts. 2001. November 2000 REMOTS survey at two candidate dredged material disposal sites in Buzzards Bay. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-06 (PDF, 3 MB)

Valente, R. and G. Tufts. 2001. November 2000 baseline characterization of sediment chemistry at two candidate dredged material disposal sites in Buzzards Bay. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-07 (PDF, 1 MB)

Valente, R., J. Infantino and B. Andrews. 2001. Results of the October 2000 bathymetric survey at candidate disposal site 1 in Buzzards Bay. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-08 (PDF, 969 KB)

Valente, R. 2001. November 2000 baseline characterization of benthic macroinvertebrate communities at two candidate dredged material disposal sites in Buzzards Bay. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-09 (PDF, 902 KB)

Valente, R., E. Waddell and P. Hamilton. 2001. Evaluation of baseline water column chemistry and sediment resuspension potential at two candidate dredged material disposal sites in Buzzards Bay. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-10 (PDF, 1 MB)

Camisa, M. and A. Wilbur. 2002. Buzzards Bay Disposal Site Fisheries Trawl Survey Report, March 2001-March 2002. Published by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and Office of Coastal Zone Management. Pocasset, Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-02-01 (PDF, 569 KB)

Carey, D.A. and N. Haley. 2002. Buzzards Bay Disposal Site Report: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Trawl Data Analysis. Prepared by Coastal Vision, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-02-02 (PDF, 9 MB)

Colburn, L.L., D.A. Carey and N. Haley. 2002. Buzzards Bay Disposal Site Report: Competing Site Use Assessment. Prepared by Coastal Vision, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-02-03 (PDF, 6 MB)

CR Environmental. 2002. Bottom Classification Survey, Buzzards Bay Disposal Site. Prepared by CR Environmental Inc., East Falmouth, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-02-04 (PDF, 6 MB)

Fall River

Normandeau Associates Inc. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Quahog resources survey for New Bedford and Fall River. Prepared by Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-06 (PDF, 486 KB)

Gloucester

Riess. W.C. 1998. Possible shipwreck and aboriginal sites on submerged land - Gloucester, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-98-02 (PDF, 245 KB)

Normandeau Associates Inc. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Fisheries resources survey for Gloucester. Prepared by Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-02 (PDF, 4 MB)

Normandeau Associates Inc. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Early benthic phase survey for Gloucester Harbor. Prepared by Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-04 (PDF, 481 KB)

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Habitat characterization of the DMMP candidate aquatic disposal sites. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. (DMMP-99-07)

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). 2000. Review of depth to bedrock in Gloucester Inner Harbor. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island and Coastal Vision, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-00-01 (PDF, 907 KB)

Maguire Group Inc. 2001. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Assessment Gloucester Harbor, Massachusetts. Prepared by Maguire Group Inc., Foxborough, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-04 (PDF, 1 MB)

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). 2001. Results of the March 2001 sub-bottom profiling and sediment profile imaging survey of the outer Gloucester Harbor. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-05 (PDF, 7 MB)

Wilbur, A.R. 2004. Gloucester Harbor Characterization: Environmental History, Human Influences, and Status of Marine Resources. Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Boston, MA (PDF, 1 MB)

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). 2000. Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) EOEA No. 11534. Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Gloucester, Massachusetts. Prepared by Maguire Group Inc., Foxborough, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-DEIR-Gloucester (PDF, 3 MB)

New Bedford/Fairhaven

Riess. W.C. 1998. Possible shipwreck and aboriginal sites on submerged land - New Bedford, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-98-03 (PDF, 148 KB)

Normandeau Associates Inc. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Fisheries resources survey for New Bedford. Prepared by Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-03 (PDF, 3 MB)

Normandeau Associates Inc. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Quahog resources survey for New Bedford and Fall River. Prepared by Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-06 (PDF, 486 KB)

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). 2000. New Bedford aquatic disposal site screening: Characterization of the new zone of siting feasibility and West Island Ledge sites. Prepared by Science Applications International Corporation, Newport, Rhode Island and Coastal Vision, Newport, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-00-02 (PDF, 888 KB)

Apex Environmental Inc. 2001. Report of marine geophysical surveys: seismic refraction, sub-aqueous disposal cell feasibility studies, New Bedford Harbor - 2001. Prepared by Apex Environmental, Inc. Brookline, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-01 (PDF, 2 MB)

Kim, H. and J.C. Swanson. 2001. Preliminary dredged material transport modeling in New Bedford Harbor. Prepared by Applied Science Associates, Inc., Narragansett, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-01-03 (PDF, 419 KB)

Maguire Group Inc. 2002. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Assessment New Bedford / Fairhaven Harbor, Massachusetts. Prepared by Maguire Group Inc., Foxborough, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-02-05 (PDF, 3 MB)

Swanson, C., Isaji, T., Kim, H., Hall, P. 2003. Dredged Material Transport Modeling Analysis in New Bedford Harbor Prepared by Applied Science Associates, Inc., Narragansett, Rhode Island. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-03-01 (PDF, 1 MB)

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). 2002. Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) EOEA No. 11669. Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Prepared by Maguire Group Inc., Foxborough, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-DEIR-New Bedford/Fairhaven (PDF, 7 MB)

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). 2003. Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) EOEA No. 11669. Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Prepared by Maguire Group Inc., Foxborough, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-FEIR-New Bedford/Fairhaven (PDF, 25 MB). Also see, Errata for the DMMP-FEIR (PDF, 59 KB) prepared by CZM in April 2015.

Salem

Riess. W.C. 1998. Possible shipwreck and aboriginal sites on submerged land - Salem, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-98-04 (PDF, 237 KB)

Normandeau Associates Inc. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Early benthic phase survey for Salem Harbor. Prepared by Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-05 (PDF, 1 MB)

Malkoski, V.J. 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan: Soft-bottom suction sampling pilot program. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-99-01 (PDF, 621 KB)

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). 1999. Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) EOEA No. 11538. Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Salem, Massachusetts. Prepared by Maguire Group Inc., Foxborough, Massachusetts. Prepared for Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Boston, Massachusetts. DMMP-DEIR-Salem (PDF, 20 MB)

Other

  • Gloucester Harbor Characterization: Environmental History, Human Influences, and Status of Marine Resources (PDF, 1 MB) - This 2004 document describes human and natural resources of Gloucester Harbor, one of Massachusetts's oldest and productive harbors. It examines and describes the environmental history of development and human influences, characterizes current understanding of environmental quality, examines lobster fishing and lobster population structure, investigates fish community structure, and describes seafloor habitat.
  • Urban Marine Habitats—Spotlight on Gloucester Harbor - This article on page 31 of the winter 2004/2005 Coastlines (PDF, 38 MB) discusses the marine life and habitats of Gloucester Harbor.

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