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Welcome to the ProtectedSeas Navigator Map of Conservation Regulations!

To maintain long-term ocean health, we need marine managed areas to ensure that special places and life forms are available for future generations.This interactive mapping application provides detailed information on over 20,000 managed saltwater and coastal areas worldwide.

To use the map, click anywhere to discover MPAs and restrictions at that point. Jump to a specific region with the Go To: menu or Search for an MPA by area name or managing authority using the Search Box

We offer this compilation of data freely, and encourage wide usage. However, it has taken many years, and intense effort by staff to create this platform. As a scientific courtesy, when using the data, please give credit to ProtectedSeas. For additional information contact us at info@protectedseas.net


Boundaries are approximate. Note that multiple restrictions may apply at once. Restrictions may not be up-to-date: Users are responsible for being aware of the latest regulations. These should be used as a guide, not for enforcement.

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