Protected Areas

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service

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This collection of marine and coastal protected areas data includes essential fish habitat, habitat areas of particular concern, critical habitat designations, the marine protected area inventory, and the National Register of Historic Places. Because these data are developed by different agencies under differing enabling legislation, it is important to see what, if any, restrictions apply to the specific data set via its metadata.