National System of Marine Protected Areas

The Federal Government just announced the 225 charter members of the National System of Marine Protected Areas.  The process allowed for nominations, followed by a 30 day comment period (only 26 comments were received – SEAFA submitted comments).  In Alaska, the following areas are listed in the National System of Marine Protected Areas: (Marine areas only)

Glacier Bay National Park (whole park boundaries)

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Artic National Wildlife Refuge

Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

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