If you love spending time at the beach, fishing, or boating, or you benefit economically from coastal resources or activities, you should know about the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). Recognizing the challenges of making the coasts accessible for everyone and maintaining their economic productivity while protecting their fragile natural habitats, Congress passed the CZMA and established the National Coastal Zone Management program (CZMP) on October 27, 1972. This program addresses a wide range of issues, including coastal development, water quality, shoreline erosion, public access, natural resource protection, energy facility sitting, and coastal hazards such as hurricanes and flooding, 

Issue Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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