Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's management plan guides activities in the sanctuary by identifying priority management issues and proposing sets of actions to address them. The most recent management plan was published in 2010. It included action plans covering capacity building, ecosystem protection, marine mammal protection, and maritime heritage management.
The sanctuary's first management plan was produced in 1993 soon after the designation.
Management plans are periodically reviewed and updated in order to ensure responsiveness to current and emerging issues, technologies, and management needs. A public process is currently underway to revise the management plan for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Learn more about the process and how you can contribute.