This polygon shapefile represents the boundary of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts. National Marine Sanctuary means an area of the marine environment of special national significance due to its resource or human-use values, which is designated as such to ensure its conservation and management. To support coastal planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act. U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. National Ocean Service, and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2011). Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 2004. U.S. National Ocean Service. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/rg774vw6112. None This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.
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