Many of these reports have a very large file size. It may be necessary to right-click on the file and select "Save as" to save it to your hard drive to view the file. You may also email the Coral Reef Conservation Program at Coral@FloridaDEP.gov to request a written copy.
As the state's lead trustee for coral reef resources, DEP Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) is charged with response and recovery for coral reef injures on sovereign submerged lands. DEP's CRCP Reef Injury Prevention and Response Program is responsible for leading response to, and management of, coral reef and hardbottom injuries resulting from vessel impacts such as grounding, anchoring and cable drag events.
The Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts (MICCI) Focus Area was formed to address coastal construction and maritime industry activities that have the potential of impacting our coastal habitats and coral reefs. Activities such as vessel anchoring and groundings, infrastructure installation (e.g., cables, pipelines and outfalls), beach nourishment, and dredge and fill operations in and around coral reefs and coastal habitats can adversely affect these sensitive ecosystems.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.