This shows the artifiical reefs off the coast of Florida. The artificial program in Florida has six main goals: "1.) Assure that long-term social, economic and quality of life values of artificial reefs benefit the local and regional economies of Florida. 2.) Utilize artificial reefs in scientific research to obtain a mechanistic and predictive understanding of how artificial reefs function ecologically and physically across spatial and temporal scales. 3.) Use artificial reefs as a component of fisheries management. 4.) Identify, procure and maximize new and existing sources of funding for artificial reefs. 5.) Improve intergovernmental coordination and public/private cooperation in artificial reef development. 6.) Foster public and private sector marine ecosystem stewardship and accurate understanding of artificial reef issues." More information about the Florida artificial reef program is available on the website: http://myfwc.com/conservation/saltwater/artificial-reefs/ar-program/
This GIS dataset was created for purpose of describing artificial reef zones for the state of Florida so that these data can be considered with respect to other data on coastal resources and activities.
If these data are being used to avoid potential disturbance or destruction of artificial reefs, please contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to obtain the latest information. Neither the State of South Carolina, the Department of Natural Resources, nor any of its employees, is responsible for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein, and assume no responsibility for the use of the information. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data.The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources should be acknowledged as the GIS data source in products derived from these data.
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Artificial reefs were downloaded from the FWC website: http://myfwc.com/conservation/saltwater/artificial-reefs/ar-program/
Internal feature number.
The depth of the artificial reef.
The description of the artificial reef.
Longitude of the artificial reef.
Latitude of the artificial reef.
The tons of each artificial reef.
The material of the artificial reef.
The name of the artificial reef.
Latitude in decimal degrees.
Longitude in decimal degrees.
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