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The Draft Management Plans (DMP) for the Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries focus on key issues and opportunities affecting the three sanctuaries. The draft plans contain information about each sanctuary’s environment, priority management issues and actions proposed to address them, regulations, staffing and administration, operational and programmatic costs, and performance measures. They address important sanctuary programs such as public awareness and understanding, conservation science, water quality, emergency response and enforcement, and maritime heritage. The draft plans, released in October 2006, represent a major revision of each site’s original management plan and are the result of several years of study, planning, and extensive public input.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Draft Management Plan
  Section I: Introduction 708KB

Section II-IV: Action Plans:

  • Coastal Development
    Coastal Armoring • Desalination • Harbors and Dredge Disposal • Submerged Cables
  • Ecosystem Protection
    Big Sur Coastal Ecosystem • Bottom Trawling Effects on Benthic Habitats • Davidson Seamount • Emerging Issues • Introduced Species • SIMoN • Marine Protected Areas
  • Operations and Administration

Section V-VIII: Action Plans:

  • Partnerships and Opportunities
    Fishing Related Education and Research • Interpretive Facilities • Ocean Literacy and Constituent Building
  • Water Quality
    Beach Closures and Microbial Contamination • Cruise Ship Discharges • Water Quality Protection Program Implementation
  • Wildlife Disturbance
    Marine Mammal, Seabird and Turtle Disturbance • Motorized Personal Watercraft • Tidepool Protection
  • Cross-Cutting
    Administration and Operations • Community Outreach • Ecosystem Monitoring • Maritime Heritage • Northern Management Area Transition

Section IX: Appendices

  • Ecosystem Management Strategies
  • Education and Outreach Related Strategies
  • Research and Monitoring Strategies
  • Enforcement Related Strategies
  • MBNMS Designation Document
  • MBNMS Regulations
  • National Marine Sanctuaries Act
  • List of Acronyms
Complete Monterey Bay Draft Management Plan 7.6MB

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