State of the Gulf of Maine
The State of the Gulf of Maine Report is a modular document made up of a context document and a series of theme or issue papers.
The context document or introduction is called The Gulf of the Maine in Context and provides an introduction to the natural and socio-economic environment of the Gulf of Maine.
The theme papers are based on important issues within the Gulf of Maine based on priority areas identified by the Council. The structure of the papers follows the driving forces-pressure-state-impacts-response (DPSIR) framework.
Theme papers currently available for download include:
- Coastal Ecosystems and Habitats
- Offshore Ecosystems and Habitats
- Marine Invasive Species
- Species at Risk
Additional theme papers are to be made available, introductions are currently available, include:
- Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine (2013)
- Commercial Fisheries (2013)
- Coastal Land Use and Development (2013)
- Watershed Status (2013)