2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

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For the week of 26 January 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The 2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan is now available. The report spans two volumes: volume one explains management and administration, while volume two explains the science. The plan expands on the original by adding 11 science/data priorities, identifying preliminary transmission corridors for offshore wind power generation, calling for the "formation of an Offshore Sand Task Force to provide ... recommendations for the potential use of offshore sand for beach nourishment" and, including "a proposed fee structure and accompanying guidance for the determination of mitigation fees for ocean development projects required by the Oceans Act." The full plan is available using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager


Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

Free: Inventory of Shellfish Restoration Permitting & Programs in the Coastal States. Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, National Sea Grant Law Center, Troy University, 2014.

Built Environment

Zviely, D., Bitan, M. & DiSegni, D. M. The effect of sea-level rise in the 21st century on marine structures along the Mediterranean coast of Israel: An evaluation of physical damage and adaptation cost. Applied Geography 57, 154 - 162 (2015).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Carman, V. González, Machain, N. & Campagna, C. Legal and institutional tools to mitigate plastic pollution affecting marine species: Argentina as a case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Free: Conathan, M. Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean. Center for American Progress, 2015.

Coral bleaching

Pandolfi, J. M. Ecology: Deep and complex ways to survive bleaching. Nature (2015).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

Barbosa, C. C. de Arau, Atkinson, P. M. & Dearing, J. A. Remote sensing of ecosystem services: A systematic review. Ecological Indicators 52, 430 - 443 (2015).

Fisheries

Romagnoni, G., Mackinson, S., Hong, J. & Eikeset, A. Maria. The Ecospace model applied to the North Sea: Evaluating spatial predictions with fish biomass and fishing effort data. Ecological Modelling 300, 50 - 60 (2015).

Ojeda-Ruiz, Á. , Rodrírez-Rodríguez, M. & Cruz-Agüero, G. Mapping fishing grounds from fleet operation records and local knowledge: The Pacific calico scallop (Argopecten ventricosus) fishery in Bahia Magdalena, Mexican Pacific. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 61 - 67 (2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

van der Molen, F., Rodríguez, D., Swart, J. A. A. & van der Windt, H. J. The coproduction of knowledge and policy in coastal governance: Integrating mussel fisheries and nature restoration. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 49 - 60 (2015).

Carman, V. González, Machain, N. & Campagna, C. Legal and institutional tools to mitigate plastic pollution affecting marine species: Argentina as a case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin (2015).

Local or traditional knowledge

van der Molen, F., Rodríguez, D., Swart, J. A. A. & van der Windt, H. J. The coproduction of knowledge and policy in coastal governance: Integrating mussel fisheries and nature restoration. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 49 - 60 (2015).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Free: 2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. (2015).

Ojeda-Ruiz, Á. , Rodrírez-Rodríguez, M. & Cruz-Agüero, G. Mapping fishing grounds from fleet operation records and local knowledge: The Pacific calico scallop (Argopecten ventricosus) fishery in Bahia Magdalena, Mexican Pacific. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 61 - 67 (2015).

Natural Sciences

Free: Hastings, K. , King, M. & Allard, K. Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas in the Atlantic Coastal Region of Nova Scotia. Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2014.

Remote Sensing

Barbosa, C. C. de Arau, Atkinson, P. M. & Dearing, J. A. Remote sensing of ecosystem services: A systematic review. Ecological Indicators 52, 430 - 443 (2015).

Sea-level rise

Zviely, D., Bitan, M. & DiSegni, D. M. The effect of sea-level rise in the 21st century on marine structures along the Mediterranean coast of Israel: An evaluation of physical damage and adaptation cost. Applied Geography 57, 154 - 162 (2015).