Stellwagen Bank 2020 Condition Report
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries released the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 2020 Condition Report.
Condition reports summarize resources and ecosystem services within a national marine sanctuary, pressures on those resources, current conditions and trends, and management responses to the pressures.
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report: Findings of Status and Trends 2007-2018 indicates that water quality in the sanctuary is good, but habitat, living resources and maritime heritage resources continue to be impacted by human activities (vessel traffic, fishing, marine debris, ocean noise) and climate change.
The condition report also includes an assessment of the sanctuary’s ecosystem services, which are benefits that people obtain from the environment, such as seafood and recreation.
Read a web story on the Condition Report at:https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/
Read an online version of the full report at:
Get an 20-page illustrated version of the executive summary and grades for status and trends by emailing email@example.com and requesting the CR summary report.