Advancing Marine Spatial Planning through Research and Public Input
The following is from the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)
The Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan, or Ocean SAMP will serve as a federally recognized coastal management and regulatory tool. Using the best available science, the Ocean SAMP will provide a balanced approach to the development and protection of Rhode Island’s ocean-based resources.
Leading this project is the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the state’s coastal management agency.
Research projects undertaken by URI scientists will provide the essential scientific basis for Ocean SAMP policy development.
The Ocean SAMP document is proceeding through an eight step public review process prior to adoption by CRMC.
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