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Dear Sanctuary Officials …

Those of you involved with the proposed expansion of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary will likely remember I served on numerous NOAA and Coral Reef Sanctuary committees. I...

Is the Sanctuary listening?

This Sanctuary “restoration blueprint” is a fatally flawed document that is not supported by the majority of our local residents. This document did not go through an...

Do What We Can Today, To Save What We Can For Tomorrow

So far, community response to the Restoration Blueprint proposed by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has been divided. At the recent community forum I attended, the...
BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment - A man holding a fish - Vacation

BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment and our historically great fisheries for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. ...
‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to future generations’ - A group of people standing in front of a building - United States Capitol

‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to...

As a Florida Bay fishing guide, my initial reaction to the proposal of more regulation and potential closures is a resounding “NO!” However, I am also very...
Chris Bergh

‘What can the Sanctuary do then?’

I’ve been watching the declining condition of the environment in the Florida Keys since the '70s, studying the science that tries to explain the problems and develops...
David Paul Horan

“Can we trust them?”

In 1989/1990, a large commercial transport ship attempted to save time and fuel by hugging the Keys and staying out of the Gulfstream. It ran aground and...
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Community argues for, against Restoration Blueprint

Inside the Islander Conference Center on Dec. 10, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman and advisory council members listened intently as captains, conservation stakeholders and...
Lower Keys Aerial

“Now is the time to have your voice heard.”

The Board of Directors of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Foundation encourages you to participate in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint process. Now...
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Where are we with the Restoration Blueprint? — How the review process works

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary released its Restoration Blueprint on August 20, 2019, opening five months of public comment. The document includes four alternatives. Alternative 1 is no...
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