Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

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Describe how the nominated site involves stakeholders and local communities in designation and management, and specify specific coordination measures or mechanisms currently in place

Stakeholders involvement Involvement Description of involvement Specific coordination measures Comments (if any)
Institutions no National Marine Fisheries Service Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries
Public yes The Sanctuary Advisory Council: Members include representatives of commercial and recreational user groups (i.e. commercial and recreational fishermen, the dive industry, and the boating industry), conservation and other public interest organizations, scientific and educational organizations, and members of the public interested in the protection and multiple use management of sanctuary resources. The Council advises and assists in the development and implementation of management strategies for the sanctuary.
Decision-makers no
Economic-sectors no
Local communities yes The sanctuary has successfully addressed user conflict issues and provided much needed protection of the Keys marine ecosystem.
Others no