What is the study area for the plan?
The study area for Washington’s Marine Spatial Plan is approximately 7,700 square miles and includes:
- Washington’s marine waters along the Pacific Ocean from Cape Flattery south to Cape Disappointment and from ordinary high water out to offshore areas.
- The estuaries along the coast such as Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay.
- A distance offshore that follows the continental shelf/slope contours at a water depth of 700 fathoms.
For background information on the study area selection, see the SEPA scoping document.