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MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Abbotts Meadow Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.958
Absecon Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.64
Absecon Lighthouse State Historic Site
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.008
Acadia National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1919 192.9
ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 545.6
Admiralty Head Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 0.352
Alligator Reef Other area
Unknown

Designation Status: - Unknown

Site has unknown status

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

573.0
Alligator River Area Outstanding Resource Water
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 245.4
Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Ambrose Channel Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

7.547
Ammo Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

6.926
Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 29.54
Anacapa Island State Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 19.04
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1963 115.6
Ano Nuevo Point and Island Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

63.50
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 996.3
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1937 455.0
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 3.650
Arena Rock Marine Natural Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 2.007
Argyle Lagoon San Juan Islands Research and Educational Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 0.057
Armand Bayou and Nature Center State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.277
Armary Rocks Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.55
Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto (ACE) Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 562.4
Assateague Island National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1965 160.4
Assateague Island National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Atascadero Beach Pismo Refuge: Clam
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 13.52
Atkinson Island Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.609
Atlantic City Sewer Line Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.000
Atomic Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.552
Axel Carlson Reef Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.58
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1938 24.36
Back Bay Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 4.227
Back Sound Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 45.66
Bahia Honda State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1961 2.120
Bald Head Island State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

23.78
Balthrope Marsh State Wildlife Management Areas
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 0.295
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 2.880
Bare Island Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 1.093
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Barr’s Reef (GA-189) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Basco’s Reef (HI-117) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Bayou La Croix State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.996
Bayou Portage State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.110
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

72.84
Bear Island Area Outstanding Resource Water
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 22.32
Bell Island Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.137
Belle Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 2.761
Bellefontaine Marsh State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.799
Bethel Beach State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 0.295
Between the Channels Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.794
Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

18.32
Big Creek Marine Resources Protection Act Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 3.781
Big Sycamore Canyon Marine Resources Protection Act Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 5.172
Big Wreck Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.108
Biloxi River Marshes State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

16.02
Biscayne National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 729.0
Black Bouy Slope Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.675
Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1940 22.73
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1933 108.4
Blake Island State Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Blake Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 1.922
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Boatmen’s Reef (MU-746L) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.119
Boca Chica State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.366
Bodega Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.800
Bogue Sound Outstanding Resource Water
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 56.78
Bogue Sound Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 95.04
Bolinas Lagoon Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 4.450
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1937 64.66
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 25.11
Bone River Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 10.52
Brackett’s Landing Shoreline Sanctuary Conservation Area Recreational Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 0.189
Brant Beach Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.077
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

171.3
Brazos-A-132 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Brazos-A-28 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Brenton Point State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.321
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1904 36.61
Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

85.00
Brigantine Hotel Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

15.56
Brigantine Shoal Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.21
Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

11.60
Bush Mill Stream State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 0.420
Cabrillo National Monument
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1913 0.580
Caladesi Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 1.160
Caledon Natural Area State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 9.964
California State Coastal Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 13,567
California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 621.0
California Sea Otter Refuge: Game
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1959 771.4
Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1908 0.160
Canaveral National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 233.2
Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.811
Cape and Islands Ocean Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 1,520
Cape Arago State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Cape Charles Coastal Habitat State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.114
Cape Cod National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1961 180.2
Cape Cod Bay Ocean Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 1,400
Cape Cod Ocean Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 450.0
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1953 124.1
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 114.9
Cape May Point State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.694
Cape May Rips Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

60.42
Cape May wetlands State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

11.03
Cape May Wetlands Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

49.07
Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.560
Cape Perpetua Marine Garden
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1932 264.0
Cardiff State Beach
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 3.976
Carmel Bay Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

7.800
Carolina Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 2.508
Carrington Point (Santa Rosa Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 32.81
Catalina Marine Science Center Refuge: Marine Life
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 0.176
Cayo Costa State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 2.020
Cedar Creek Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.524
Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

50.10
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1929 2.920
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 4,294
Channel Islands National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 1,010
Channel Islands Biosphere Reserve Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 4,797
Charles Island Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.399
Chase Garden Creek Salt Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 0.192
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

123.2
Chassahowitzka Wilderness (Fish and Wildlife Service)
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 95.43
Cheesequake State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.134
Chehalis River Surge Plain Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 10.74
Chesapeake Bay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 450.0
Chesapeake Bay (MD) National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 23.74
Chesapeake Bay (VA) National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 17.96
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

54.44
Chinese Wreck Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.846
Chippokes Plantation State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1967 6.659
Chotank Creek State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 4.421
City of Des Moines Park Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 0.036
City of Encinitas Refuge: Marine Life
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 0.272
Claim Beds Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.256
Clam Beds Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.197
Clam Hill Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.047
Clear Mar Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.088
Collier-Seminole State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1944 14.72
Colt State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1965 1.878
Colvos Passage Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 0.013
Connecticut River Estuary and Tidal River Wetland Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 64.84
Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Copalis National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

260.0
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 1,362
Core Sound Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 260.4
Corson Inlet Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.025
Corson's Inlet State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.546
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1965 27.54
Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

6.900
Crystal Cove Underwater Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 15.95
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 0.190
Crystal River State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1962
Cuma Lumps Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.158
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 149.2
Cumberland Marsh State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 4.802
Currituck National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 16.60
Cypress Island Natural Resources Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 14.52
Cypress Island State Aquatic Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 23.50
D. R. Wintermann Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.997
Dabob Bay Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 0.694
Dameron Marsh State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 1.261
Dana Point Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.500
Davis Bayou State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

8.441
De Soto National Monument
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1948
Deception Pass Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970
Deception Pass State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

10.00
Deep Hole Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.574
Deer Island State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.191
Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.800
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 34.83
Delaware Bay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 512.5
Delta National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1935 197.5
Dennis Creek Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

23.01
Dix Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

9.938
Doheny State Beach
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 0.839
Doheny Beach Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.780
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 93.08
Dry Tortugas National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 262.0
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Duxbury Reef Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 1.696
East Matunuck State Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.101
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

9.260
Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 3.040
Edwin B Forsythe NWR Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 130.8
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

122.4
Egg Island Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

31.56
Egg Rock (Henry Cabot Lodge) State Wildlife Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1925 0.010
Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 1.420
Elberon Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.79
Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Elk River Natural Resources Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

14.75
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 5.670
Ellisville Harbor State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 0.386
England Bank Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.153
English Salt Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 0.018
Enrock Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.409
Escatawpa River Marsh State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

11.36
Estero Bay Aquatic Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Estero de Limantour Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 2.152
Everglades National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1947 6,067
Everglades Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 5,661
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 8,717
Everglades National Park World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 5,929
False Bay San Juan Islands Research and Educational Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 1.215
False Cape State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 15.47
False Hook Channel Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.214
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.850
Farallon Islands Refuge: Game
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 45.49
Fidalgo Bay State Aquatic Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 2.722
Fire Island National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1964 78.34
First Landing State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1933 11.74
Fisherman’s Memorial State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.300
Fishermen Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 4.150
Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

190.0
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 9,845
Florida Keys Wilderness (Fish and Wildlife Service)
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 25.08
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 145.1
Fort Adams and Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.541
Fort Casey Underwater Park State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 3.784
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.892
Fort Jefferson National Monument
Degazetted

Designation Status: - Degazetted

Site is no longer (legally or non-legally) recognised as a marine protected area; site no longer physically exists

1935
Fort Macon State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1924 1.973
Fort Mott State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.365
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 0.570
Fort Ward Underwater Park State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 1.165
Fort Worden Underwater Park State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 1.717
Fortescue Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.973
Fox Island Salt Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 0.280
Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Freeport Liberty Ship Reef Site (GA-A-22) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.640
Friday Harbor San Juan Islands Research and Educational Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 1.691
Galveston Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

7.860
Galveston-288 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Galveston-296 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Galveston-A-125 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Gateway National Recreation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 2.660
George Vancouver Liberty Ship Reef (BA-336) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Gerry E. Studds/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 2,188
Gerstle Cove Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.200
Goddard Memorial and Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.779
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 296.1
Goose Creek State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 6.720
Goose Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.932
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 74.52
Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

64.80
Grand Bay Savannah State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

46.89
Grand Bayou State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.300
Graveline Bay State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

8.902
Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 6.070
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 57.21
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 21.38
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992
Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

19.41
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1938 779.0
Greenwich Bay Shellfish Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

9.228
Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

25.30
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000
Guana Tolomato Matanzas Designation Not Known
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 222.8
Gulf Islands (Florida) National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 549.3
Gulf Islands (Mississippi) National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 3,252
Gull Island (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 39.71
Gull Rock Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.922
Halibut Point State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 0.210
Hammocks Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1961 4.997
Hancock County Marsh State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

88.42
Haro Strait Special Management Fishery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 51.78
Harris Point (San Miguel Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 39.43
Harvey Cedars Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.075
Heisler Park Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.650
Heislerville Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

21.10
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.294
High Island-A-271 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-281 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-285 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-286 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-298 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-302 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-313 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-315 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-327 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-330 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-341 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-349 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-355 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-462 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-477 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-480 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-487 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-492 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.622
High Island-A-497 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-515 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-520 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.622
High Island-A-532 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-542 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-567 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
High Island-A-570 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Highland Bridge Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.699
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 3.920
Hog Island State Wildlife Management Areas
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1950 9.456
Hopkins Refuge: Marine Life
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 0.324
Hotel Slough Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.054
Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 17.75
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1941
Hughlett Point State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.813
Humbolt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Inshore Net Areas State Mobile Gear Regulated Area- Net Fishing
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

300.6
Irvine Coast Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.600
Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1908 0.080
Island Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.067
Isles Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge State Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 11.91
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1945 25.73
James V Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

8.400
James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Refuge: Marine Life
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 1.950
Jaques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 464.4
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1959 226.8
John U. Lloyd State Recreation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 1.020
Jourdan River State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

25.27
Judith Rock (San Miguel Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 11.82
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 6.957
Julia Pfieffer Burns Underwater Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.400
Kellett Bluff Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.490
Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 0.445
Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary
Degazetted

Designation Status: - Degazetted

Site is no longer (legally or non-legally) recognised as a marine protected area; site no longer physically exists

1975 323.9
Key West National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1908 843.0
Keystone Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 0.047
King's Range Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

330.0
Kings Range (Punta Gorda) Marine Resources Protection Act Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 6.099
Kiptopeke State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 2.005
Kopachuck Underwater Park State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 2.543
Koreshan State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1961 0.240
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

182.9
Laguna Beach Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.400
Lawrence Point Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.536
Leesylvania State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1978 1.955
Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

154.5
Liberty State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.716
Lime Kiln Lighthouse Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.269
Little Beach Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.360
Little Egg Inlet Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

25.35
Little Talbot Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1951
Lonestar Reef (MU-770L) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.119
Long Branch Rock Pile Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.536
Long Key State Recreation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1961 1.870
Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary
Degazetted

Designation Status: - Degazetted

Site is no longer (legally or non-legally) recognised as a marine protected area; site no longer physically exists

1981 15.54
Lovelaides Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.572
Lover’s Cove Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 0.052
Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

24.91
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 214.4
Lucky Strike Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.438
Lucy Evelyn Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.158
MacKerricher State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 1.803
Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

32.04
Mad Island Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

28.86
Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.243
Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.504
Mantoloking Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.113
Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 1.380
Marsh Island and Game Preserve State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1920 282.8
Martin National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

17.90
Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

9.210
Mason Neck State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1967 7.319
Masonboro Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.721
Masonboro Sound Area Outstanding Resource Water
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 10.10
Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.640
Matagorda Island-712 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Matagorda Island-A-7 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Matagordo National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1908 2.070
McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

173.8
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1963 559.5
Milk Island (Knight) State Wildlife Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1925 0.098
Misquamicut State Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.394
Mitchell’s Reef (GA-189) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Areas
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1959 30.99
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 2.590
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1944 30.77
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 13,784
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1937 98.75
Morro Beach Pismo Refuge: Clam
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 16.88
Murphree Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

99.06
Mussel Bottom Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

6.597
Mussel Rocks Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.580
Mustang Island State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

16.83
Mustang Island Liberty Ship Reef (MU-802) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.640
Mustang Island-828 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Nantuxent Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.107
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 12.86
National Key Deer Refuge National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1954 32.44
Navesink River Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.215
Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991
Netarts Bay Shellfish Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

New Point Comfort State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.391
New Sweden Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.265
Newport Beach Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.650
Newport River Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 33.74
Niawiakum River Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 2.349
Niguel Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

12.00
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 3.640
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 11.52
Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 2.540
North Bay Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 4.185
North Bay Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 3.817
North Brigantine State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.023
North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 40.50
North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 49.92
North Landing River State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 14.11
North Padre Island-967 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
North Padre Island-A-58 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
North Padre Island-A-72 Reef State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
North River Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 34.14
North Shore Groundfish Closure Area State Closed Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

533.6
North Shore Ocean Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 300.0
North Shore Salt Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 0.057
Northwest River State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 9.109
Octopus Hole Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 0.109
Oculina Bank Habitat Area of Particular Concern
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984
Old Fort Bayou State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.198
Olympic National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1938 3,712
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 8,577
Olympic National Park World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 3,697
Onslow County Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 116.0
Orchard Rocks Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 0.412
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.330
Ortey Beach Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.562
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 12.99
Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Fish Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.600
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 44.55
Padre Island National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 542.0
Painted Cave (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 4.491
Pamlico Sound Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 680.3
Pamlico Sound/Juniper Bay/Northeast Swanquarter Bay Outstanding Resource Water
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 112.5
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1942 18.72
Parkers Marsh State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 2.808
Pascagoula River Marsh State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

85.92
Pass a Loutre State Wildlife Managemnet Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1921 460.8
Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1905 0.140
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1937 127.6
Peach Point Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

58.93
Peacock Shaols Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.474
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1903 21.91
Pelican Island Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 19.08
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 20.75
Pile Point Voluntary No-Take Bottom Fish Recovery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 0.422
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 16.40
Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1908 2.220
Pineapple Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.813
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1956 1.590
Pinus Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.233
Pirate Cove Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.031
Pismo Invertebrate Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 0.145
Pismo-Oceano Beach Pismo Refuge: Clam
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 40.71
Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 13.96
Point Cabrillo Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 0.225
Point Fermin Refuge: Marine Life
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 0.179
Point Firmin Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.260
Point Lobos Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1960 7.800
Point Lobos Underwater Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1960
Point Loma Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1978 0.044
Point Reyes National Seashore
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 287.3
Point Reyes Headlands Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 2.025
Pointe aux Chenes State Wildife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 140.6
Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 0.040
Pork Island Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.896
Port Isabel Reef (PS-1169L) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.523
Port Mansfield Liberty Ship Reef (PS-1070) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.637
Port Republic Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.737
Pound Piles Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.659
Primary Nursery Areas Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 321.9
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1963 35.70
Princess Anne (and Guard Shore) State Wildlife Management Areas
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1963 6.226
Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 1.470
Pygmy Forest Ecological Staircase Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.500
Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

230.0
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 17.07
Ragged Island State Wildlife Management Areas
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 5.866
Ram Island- Salisbury State Wildlife Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1925 0.101
Redhead Pond Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.153
Redwood National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 305.1
Redwood National Park World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 446.1
Refugio State Beach
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 3.714
Richardson Rock (San Miguel Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 82.44
Ringe Bouy Hills Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.878
Rivens Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

32.45
Robert W. Crown Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 0.500
Rockefeller Wildlife Management Area and Game Preserve State Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1920 343.0
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1978 50.62
Round Island State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.264
Run Hill State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.506
Russian Gulch Underwater Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

S.A.L.T. Reef (HI-85) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

564.3
Sabine Reef (HI-117) State Artificial Reef
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.161
Salem River Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.388
Salt Point State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 23.01
Saltar's Point Beach Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 0.016
Saltwater Marine Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970
Saltwater Underwater Park State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 0.479
Salvador State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 120.5
San Clemente Island Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

San Diego Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.720
San Diego - LaJolla Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.180
San Diego - LaJolla Underwater Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

3.900
San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 14.84
San Juan Channel and Upright Channel Special Management Fishery Area Marine Species Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 39.82
San Juan County/Cypress Island Marine Biological Preserve Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1923 1,133
San Juan Islands National Historic Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 1.000
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1914 1.820
San Marcos de Apalache State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1964
San Nicholas Island and Begg Rock Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

53.37
Sandy Hook Channel Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

6.716
Sandy Hook Reef Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.605
Sandy Island Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.668
Santa Barbara Island State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 34.05
Santa Catalina Island Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 72.69
Savage Neck Dunes State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 1.191
Saxis (and Guard Shore) State Wildlife Management Areas
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1957 25.25
Scarborough State Beach State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.174
Scorpion (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 24.10
Scotland Buoy Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.562
Scripps Coastal Reserve University of California Natural Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1965 0.352
Scusset Beach State Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.536
Sea Isle Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.217
Sea Rim State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

61.15
Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Seaside Park Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

4.856
Secondary Nursery Areas Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 139.3
Sedge Islands Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.743
Seven Mile Beach Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.153
Shark River Inlet Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.008
Shaw Island San Juan Islands Research and Educational Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 1.805
Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1907
Ship Bottom Sewer Line Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.883
Shrewabury Rocks Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.976
Sindrella Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.865
Skookum Inlet Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 0.433
Skunk Point (Santa Rosa Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 3.219
Smith Spot Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

6.902
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 2.297
South 239th Street Park Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 0.021
South Bay Texas Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.81
South East Lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.448
South Essex Ocean Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 105.0
South Laguna Beach Marine Life Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.650
South of Onslow County Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 140.7
South Point (Santa Rosa Island) State Marine Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2003 28.23
South Puget Sound Wildlife Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 12.07
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 19.03
Special Secondary Nursery Areas Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 185.1
Spring lake Lumps Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.574
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1964
St. Lucie Inlet State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1965 1.750
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1931 264.7
St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 50.54
State Wildlife Management Area and Game Preserve State Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1911 59.20
Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1947
Stone Harbour Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.064
Sund Rock Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 0.282
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1934 18.62
Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1942 53.47
Swan Bay Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

7.330
Swan Point State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.583
Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

63.33
Swimming River State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.347
Tarpon lump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.054
Taylor Slough Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2.165
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 81.00
Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 0.090
The Hills Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

29.90
The Knoll Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.684
The Rump Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.098
The Straits Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 10.50
Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.228
Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area Swamp Outstanding Resource Water
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 2.232
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1.300
Thunderbird Condo Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.901
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 10.12
Titlow Beach Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 0.166
Tolmie State Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 1.300
Tomales Bay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 28.50
Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary Marine Habitat/Nature Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 0.808
Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

15.76
Top of the Mass Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.759
Topsail Sound and Middle Sound Area Outstanding Resource Waters
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 21.08
Trawl Nets Prohibited Areas Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 804.8
Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

59.88
Twin Lights State Historic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.018
Tybee Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1933 0.400
Tyndall Air Force Base Military Reservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Type 2 Low-Intensity Use Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

65.91
Upper Barnegat Bay Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.065
Van Damme Underwater Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Vandenberg Marine Resources Protection Act Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 6.164
Waketickeh Creek Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 0.583
Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

13.65
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 10.13
Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 40.75
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 14.83
Weirtheim National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

9.580
Welder Flats Texas Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.522
Welder Flats Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

5.522
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 6.480
Westmoreland State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1933 5.333
Whale Cove Habitat Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.127
White Oak River Mechanical Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area Gear Restricted Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 29.53
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

44.56
William B. Trower Bayshore State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 0.137
William Forward State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1960 7.353
Wisner State Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 67.22
Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1930 20.74
Wolf River Marsh State Coastal Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

11.90
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 2.875
Wreck Inlet Prime Fishing Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

7.148
Wreck Island State Natural Area Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 3.414
Yellow and Low Islands San Juan Islands Research and Education Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 0.743
York River State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 9.979
Zee's Reef Marine Preserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 0.223
Zella M. Schultz/Protection Island Seabird sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 0.148







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