Gray's Reef and other
National Marine Sanctuariesare managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) and governed
by the National Marine
Sanctuaries Act , to protect and conserve their resources and to allow uses that are compatible with resource protection.
Comprehensive management evolves from science
that provides the information needed for making management decisions.
Resource Protection involves the implementation of
the protective measures (regulations, enforcement, permitting) put in place.
outreach provide the tools to communicate the information to the public
Management of Gray's Reef NMS is composed of a number of components including
authorizing legislation, regulations, management plans and permitting.
Discover more in Management 101.