Resource protection involves the implementation of protective measures (regulations, enforcement, permitting) to prevent harm to sanctuary resources and qualities.
The sanctuary's current management plan, published in 2014, guides activities at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and identifies priority management issues and actions proposed to address them.
There are three primary pillars of management at Gray's Reef.
Previous management plans can be found here:
For more information, visit the national marine sanctuary documents page.