Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

The Problem

© Brian Skerry Photography. All rights reserved. Used with permission.Half of the world’s coral reefs have disappeared, and 90% of big fish in the ocean are gone. Just like the majestic National Parks on land, we need to set aside areas at sea as protected to ensure healthy and sustainable marine resources for future generations. Several of these marine protected areas are national monuments are currently under threat at the federal level, including the first MPA in the Atlantic and here off the coast of Massachusetts: The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

How You Can Help

We need your help to save the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Write to your lawmakers in DC and let them know you want to protect these national monuments and our marine treasures.
Here’s an easy way to help.