National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are closed to the public while the waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on

State of the Sanctuary Report

This document introduces you to the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and describes the site's activities and continuing management plan review process. For ready reference, the Management Plan Review Update document orients you to the range of issues and possible actions facing the Sanctuary, based on comments received during the previous public comment period and staff analysis. Please view these pages, become familiar with the Sanctuary and learn how you can help guide future management of this very special place.

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View the report online:

The National Marine Sanctuary Program
The Gerry E Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Management Plan Review
Resource Highlights
Human Uses
Management Functions
Implementation Status for the SBNMS 1993 Management Plan
Ongoing Activities
For Further Reference
Appendix - A SBNMS Advisory Council
Appendix - B Site Regulations


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