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National Marine Sanctuaries and Local Economies

men fishingJust as national parks and national forests protect and conserve our natural resources on land, national marine sanctuaries do so in the ocean and Great Lakes. Sanctuaries are managed to support lives and livelihoods, and have strong connections to local communities and special places.

Below is a set of factsheets that summarize what we currently know about the benefit of national marine sanctuaries to local income and jobs. The factsheets also serve as a guide to communities and researchers interested in bolstering current sanctuary knowledge by filling information gaps and updating data.

All fact sheets below will be updated as new information develops. Check back with this site periodically for updates.

Northeast Region

Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary
(136K)
Stellwagen Bank
National Marine Sanctuary
(136K)
Monitor
National Marine Sanctuary
(152K)

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South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region

Gray's Reef
National Marine Sanctuary
(120K)
Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary
(136K)
Flower Garden Banks
National Marine Sanctuary
(108K)

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West Coast Region

Channel Islands
National Marine Sanctuary
(108K)
Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary
(120K)
Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuary
(96K)
Gulf of the Farallones
National Marine Sanctuary
(120K)
Olympic Coast
National Marine Sanctuary
(112K)

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Pacific Islands Region

Fagatele Bay/American Samoa
National Marine Sanctuary
(128K)
Hawaiian Islands
Sanctuary and Monument
(136K)

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