Scarring of Florida’s Seagrasses: assessment and management options

Sargent, Frank J. and Leary, Timothy J. and Crewz, David W. and Kruer, Curtis R. (1995) Scarring of Florida’s Seagrasses: assessment and management options. St. Petersburg, FL, Florida Marine Research Institute, (Florida Marine Research Institute Technical Publication, 1)

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Management programs that address scarring of seagrasses should be based on an approach that involves (1) education, (2) channel marking, (3) increased enforcement, and (4) limited-motoring zones. Aerial monitoring and photography of the managed area are essential in evaluating the effectiveness of a program. Management programs that use this multifaceted approach have been instituted by a few local governments and at several state parks. Initial results of the programs indicate that in some areas seagrass scarring has been reduced but that in other areas emphasis may need to be increased on one or more of the components of the four-point approach. A statewide management plan is needed to address the most egregious scarring over large areas that may be difficult to regulate at the local-government level. (66pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Scarring of Florida’s Seagrasses: assessment and management options
Personal Creator/Author:
Sargent, Frank J.
Leary, Timothy J.
Crewz, David W.
Kruer, Curtis R.
Series Name: Florida Marine Research Institute Technical Publication
Number: 1
Date: 1995
Publisher: Florida Marine Research Institute
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, FL
Additional Information: Sargent, F.J., T.J. Leary, D.W. Crewz, and C.R. Kruer. 1995. Scarring of Florida’s seagrasses: assessment and management options. FMRI Tech. Rep. TR-1. Florida Marine Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida. 37 p. plus appendices.
Uncontrolled Keywords: seagrasses, Florida, management
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 114
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 20:28
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:35

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