Ocean zoning for the Gulf of Maine: a background paper
Fara Courtney, Jack Wiggin, Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, National Marine Protected Areas Center (U.S.)
Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, 2002 - Business & Economics - 32 pages
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Environment sponsored the Gulf of Maine Ocean Zoning Forum in December 2002 to explore the use of ocean zoning in meeting the Council's marine sustainability goals. The paper provides background information on ocean zoning in the Gulf of Maine and elsewhere, highlights key questions about spatial management in the marine environment, and lists next steps for the Council.
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Examples and Emerging Issues
Siting Protecting and Promoting Specific Uses Offshore
Challenges and Opportunities in Ocean Zoning
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