Agreements Referenced in the Management Plan
The documents listed below are referenced in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan.
Co-Trustees Agreement for Cooperative Management (pdf, 1.6 Mb)
This document clarifies the relative jurisdiction, authority, and conditions of the State of Florida and NOAA in the co-trustee management in of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Cooperative Enforcement Agreement (pdf, 2.2 Mb)
This document establishes an enforcement regime for Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary between NOAA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Agreement for the Coordination of Civil Claims (pdf, 3.1 Mb)
This agreement outlines cooperation and coordination amongst NOAA and the State of Florida with respect to civil claims for response costs or damages based on injury to sanctuary resources.
Protocol for Cooperative Fisheries Management (pdf, 1.9 Mb)
This document describes management and regulation of fishing activities within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary between NOAA and the State of Florida.
Certification/Authorization of Permits Agreement (pdf, 1.7 Mb)
This document streamlines the process of issuing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Office of National Marine Sanctuary permits related to the collection of coral species, sea fans, live rock, and live sand in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.