The Islamorada Charter Boat Association wants you to be informed on what is happening here in the Florida
Keys. As you may know we are a National Marine Sanctuary both on the ocean side and the bayside of our beautiful chain
To view a map of the sanctuary currently follow this link:
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is going thru the Marine Zoning
and Regulatory review process:
Links to the three working groups and Maps can be found below.
are also links to information that may help you to understand the process. Please note that all this and more information
is available on the sanctuary website who’s home page is listed below.
Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary home page can be found at this link:http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/review/documents/20130716draftmapsconcensusballot.pdf
View the Ecosystem Protection: Ecological Reserves, Preservation Areas and Wildlife Protection Working
Group Maps and text for these ideas at this link:
in Working Groups and Advisory
Sanctuary Advisory Council’s charter outlines how decisions and recommendations are made by majority vote of those present,
provided there is a quorum. In order to facilitate a stronger recommendation and encourage stakeholder engagement, the
Council has recommended a consensus process whereby:
• Consensus is achieved if at least 75% of
the members give a “3” or above as outlined in the table below.
• On final consensus tallying,
numbers will be added up, recorded and documented in proceedings.
No one person can veto and stop the process.
• Members who register a “1” or “2”
are encouraged to provide an alternate proposal that achieves the goals and objectives set out by the SAC. If no alternative
is offered, they are encouraged to explain why they voted a one or two, and their reasons and objections will be noted and
Please note that a 3 is considered a yes or agree vote no matter it states
Draft recommendations will be presented to the advisory council at meetings this fall and
winter, at which time the council will begin deliberations on all items in the Draft Advisory Council Regulatory and Zoning
Alternatives Development Workplan.