The ocean and the livelihoods it supports are vital to New England. People in New England greatly value our ocean heritage and are seeking basic needs from the ocean—jobs, food, energy, and recreation, among others—in new and increasingly complex ways. At the same time, environmental changes are affecting the health of the ocean and its creatures.
Ocean planningis a way to meet these challenges. Government agencies and stakeholders can work together to anticipate needs, set priorities, and make decisions from a regional perspective.
The result? Better, more efficient decisions, with more public input, about how to protect New England’s oceans and sustainably use its resources.
Download the Ocean Planning Trifold Brochure (PDF) (2pp, 587k).