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Documents and Downloads
The North Carolina Marine Fisheries, Environmental Management, and Coastal Resources Commissions unanimously adopted the North Carolina Coastal Habitat Protection Plan in December 2004.
The CHPP identifies six types of habitats that produce North Carolina’s coastal fisheries resources (shell bottom, sea grasses, wetlands, hard bottoms, soft bottoms, and the water column). The document provides information on the habitats’ distribution and abundance, ecological functions and importance to fish production, status and trends, threats to the habitats, and recommendations to deal with the threats.
The three Commissions and their Department of Environment and Natural Resources agencies have developed implementation plans to address the recommendations. Initial implementation steps are underway.
2010 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan
2005 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan
The combined Implementation Plan for 2005-2007 is available as a PDF download here. For additional information, please call the CHPP office at DMF in Morehead City at 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632.
If you would like to receive these files on a CD, please call: 800-682-2632 or 252-726-7021 (ask for CHPP office) or contact via email: CHPP@ncdenr.gov
CHPP documents to download