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Preface Executive Summary Goal 1: Restored and Conserved Habitats Goal 2: Environmental and Human Health Goal 3: Sustainable Communities
Crosscutting Initiatives About the Council Accomplishments
2007-2012
Glossary

We envision a healthy and resilient Gulf of
Maine where people and aquatic life thrive.

The Gulf of Maine is a world-class natural wonder that is shared by the Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the States of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. People rely on it for their livelihoods, for recreation, and for personal renewal.

Every five years, the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment renews its commitment to working together in addressing the Gulf’s most pressing issues that require a unified, regional response.

The 2012–2017 Action Plan describes the goals, outcomes, activities, and crosscutting initiatives that the Council and other organizations are pursuing to achieve the long-term vision of a healthy and resilient Gulf of Maine.

Recent News

Gulf of Maine Council's 25th Anniversary

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gulf of Maine Council, and its unique role enabling cross-border cooperation and knowledge sharing in the Gulf of Maine region. [ Click here for more ]

Gulf of Maine Council Session at Coastal Zone Canada (CZC)

Coastal Zone Canada Conference is in Halifax, June 15 - 19, and Gulf of Maine Council will be holding a special session on the health and long-term sustainability of the Gulf. [ Click here for more ]

Gulf of Maine Council Award Ceremony

On June 17, Gulf of Maine Council will recognize individuals, groups or organizations working to protect, enhance and restore the ecosystem of the Gulf of Maine region, and improved the well-being of communities dependent on the Gulf's resources. [ Click here for more ]

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ESIP Upgrades Monitoring Map and Adds Data

The new version of the Monitoring Map contains over 13,000 (!) separate monitoring sites with associated information served on a Google Earth platform. [ Click here for more ]