Mississippi Coastal Zone Management Program
The Mississippi Coastal Management Program was approved by NOAA in 1980, and is led by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Office of Coastal Ecology. The program consists of a network of agencies with authority in the coastal zone. The primary authority guiding the coastal management program is the Coastal Wetlands Protection Act.
The Mississippi coastal zone includes the three coastal counties, as well as all adjacent coastal waters and the barrier islands of the coast.