Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Resource Protection section includes Regulations, Incident Response, Marine Debris, Wildlife Disturbance, Water Quality, Habitat Protection, and Permits
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Resource Protection section includes Regulations, Incident Response, Marine Debris, Wildlife Disturbance, Water Quality, Habitat Protection, and Permits
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Resource Protection section includes Regulations, Incident Response, Marine Debris, Wildlife Disturbance, Water Quality, Habitat Protection, and Permits Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Resource Protection section includes Regulations, Incident Response, Marine Debris, Wildlife Disturbance, Water Quality, Habitat Protection, and Permits

Vessel Traffic Monitoring

nurdles The sanctuary has designed a vessel traffic-monitoring program using Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel data. Since February 1998 Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary has continuously monitored compliance to the Area to be Avoided (ATBA) provision. When vessels are identified as not complying with the provisions of the ATBA, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port have sent out plots of the vessel's transit as well as correspondence under joint signature. Response from the marine industry to the program has been very favorable. Many of those responding commented on how the correspondence was useful in educating their crews. Compliance rates are reported annually. From 2004 through 2011 the compliance rates were reported as part of the Washington Department of Ecology's Vessel Entry and Transit (VEAT) reports. Starting in 2012 the sanctuary reports estimated compliance rates directly. These reports are in the same format as the previous VEAT reports.

Downloadable pdf files:

Compliance Rates for 2019

Compliance Rates for 2018

Compliance Rates for 2017

Compliance Rates for 2016

Compliance Rates for 2015

Compliance Rates for 2014

Compliance Rates for 2013

Compliance Rates for 2012

Compliance Rates for 2011

Compliance Rates for 2010

Compliance Rates for 2009

Compliance Rates for 2008

Compliance Rates for 2007

Compliance Rates for 2006

Compliance Rates for 2005

Compliance Rates for 2004



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