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RI Ocean Special Area Managment Plan (SAMP)

"Special Area Management Plans  - SAMPs are ecosystem-based management strategies designed to preserve and restore ecological systems. Recognized at the federal level as a regulatory document, SAMPs are developed and implemented in coordination with local  municipalities, as well as government agencies and community organizations. Plan elements incorporate the best available science and are amended as new research and issues arise. "

From the website April 11, 2021