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Ashbey-horseshoe Key Proposed Rule Roundtable Discussion

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Program Area: 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
81224 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036

DEP will be hosting a round-table discussion to gather stakeholder input and transmit recommendations to NOAA concerning the proposed No Entry Zone around Ashbey-Horseshoe Key in Lignumvitae Key Aquatic Preserve and Botanical State Park. During NOAA's public comment period, multiple stakeholders including flats fisherman, ecotour operators, and conservationists expressed conflicting visions of the protection of this important rookery, while all agrees some level of protection is necessary. This round-table discussion is intended to reach a compromise that all user-groups agree balances protection and the economic importance of this island.

Contact Name: 
Parr, Nicholas
Contact Phone: 
Last Modified:
September 8, 2023 - 1:32pm

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