Five Year Strategic Plan To Advance Integrated Multi-use Ocean Management for Massachusetts' Coastal Ocean Waters
The Massachusetts Ocean Partnership Fund (MOPF) is a broadly representative public-private partnership created to support and advance ecosystem-based integrated multi-use management of the Commonwealth’s coastal ocean resources. By collaborating with others, MOPF will work toward the goals of improving the health, management and understanding of marine and coastal resources to ensure thriving ocean ecosystems and their continued capacity to serve vital ecological, economic, recreational and other needs. MOPF’s primary near-term goal is to support the development and implementation of an integrated multi-use ocean management plan for MA waters as soon as possible. Responsible state, local and federal agencies will develop, implement and enforce the integrated multi-use ocean management plan; MOPF will provide support and coordination for this complex undertaking.
This Strategic Plan outlines how MOPF will proceed to achieve its goals in the coming five years.