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NOAA’s Marine Protected Areas Inventory

Region(s) of Study: U.S. States and Territories

This application can be used to view, query and explore the MPA Inventory, a database compiled by NOAA's Marine Protected Areas Center that catalogs information on over 1600 marine protected areas in U.S. waters.

Aquaculture Application: Used for coastal planning, risk reduction for impacts to the ecosystem, and identification of sensitive species and habitats to avoid during aquaculture development.

Contributing Partners: NOAA

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