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

Pumpout Locations

For the disposal of human wastes, use pumpout facilities located throughout the region.

DMF Logo   Click here for a listing of pumpout facilities in Massachusetts.
    Click here for a listing of pumpout facilities in New Hampshire.

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The Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program is administered by MarineFisheries and has been underway since 1994. Funding is provided through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Sportfish Restoration Program. Since the CVA program's inception, Massachusetts' harbors have put more pumpout boats in service than any other state. This extensive coverage, coupled with the many shoreside stations placed in service, provide the infrastructure needed to achieve and maintain the goal of designation of the Commonwealth's coastal waters as a federal No- Discharge Area.


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