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Ocean & Marine Planning

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is intrinsically linked and dependent upon the nearshore and offshore waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. A multitude of uses occur in these areas and have resulted in a variety of use conflicts historically. To reduce use conflicts and enhance the productivity and sustainability of natural resources, the A-NPDC administers ocean and marine planning projects in conjunction with private industry, local, state, and federal partners.

Publications and Resources

Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean: Ocean Action Plan

NOAA: Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear in the Chesapeake Bay, 2015/2016 Final Assessment Report

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