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Relevance of MARES to Agency and Organizational Participants

Author(s): Mitchell, Carol


Place of Publication: Miami, FL

Publication Type: Report

Date of Publication: 2011

Reference Information: MARES Whitepaper

Extent of Work: 7 pp.

Keywords: MARES; South Florida; agencies

Abstract: This whitepaper describes the information needs and perspectives of management agencies and non-governmental agencies participating in the Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting for South Florida (MARES) project and how results of the project meet these needs. The overall objective of the MARES project is to develop consensus around quantitative goals that will sustain a healthy regional marine ecosystem. The various different agencies collaborate in the management of the coastal marine ecosystem. Each agency has its own unique perspective and legal mandates that guide its work, and a regional consensus must take all of these perspectives into account. The approach taken in the MARES project is to allow management agencies to contribute throughout the MARES process (at each step), and to communicate directly with managers on the application of the results of the project workshops and reports to support the activities of management agencies.

Availability: Available from the MARES website ( and from

Related Attachment: Download file (.pdf)