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National Ocean Council Certifies First-in-Nation Northeast Ocean Plan

The Northeast Regional Planning Body has announced that the National Ocean Council has certified the first-in-the-nation Northeast Ocean Plan

The Plan was developed following several years of public engagement, scientific study and data analysis, and collaboration, along with significant feedback from the general public and stakeholders interested in the future of New England's ocean and its resources. The Plan will promote more informed and coordinated ocean management among government agencies, transparency to the public, and predictability for industry.

For more background information about the Plan, please go to the About or Projects pages.

Also, be sure to visit the Northeast Ocean Data Portal, a website that provides access to data, interactive maps, tools, and other information about ocean resources in the northeast. 

Questions? Contact Betsy Nicholson at 617-869-9148,, or Chris Boelke at 978-281-9131,