National Marine Sanctuaries Act

These data represents geographic terms used within the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA). The NMSA was originally enacted as Title III of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. The primary objective of the NMSA is to protect marine resources, such as coral reefs, sunken historical vessels, unique habitats, and submerged lands. National marine sanctuaries consist of designated marine waters, submerged lands, and can extend up to the mean high water line. Marine waters include those within the 200NM Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as state waters. For sanctuaries established within state waters or submerged lands, the Governor of the States has the authority to veto the sanctuary, regulations, or particular terms of designation. The NMSA also provides authority for cooperation with other nations and organizations in special marine areas located outside of the United States. When investigating geo-regulatory boundaries near the boundary edges, users should consult the most up-to-date applicable jurisdictional boundaries from all respective authoritative sources.

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Last Updated July 23, 2019, 20:43
Created July 25, 2018, 15:50
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data represent the unofficial boundary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as of 2018. For the official boundary, please reference language within the authoritative legislation and consult the governing agency/agencies. A copy of the legislation is found here: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/library/national/nmsa.pdf\n\nThe Governor of the states has the authority to veto the sanctuary, regulations, or particular terms of designation in state lands and waters. | Distribution Liability: NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided \"as is\" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html"]
bbox-east-long 180
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bbox-south-lat -17.555007
bbox-west-long -180
contact-email coastal.info@noaa.gov
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guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:52598
licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2019-07-02T15:17:35
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