[Coral-List] Fwd: FL Legislature and SEAKEYS

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Thu Mar 8 18:06:58 EST 2012

And I gather than all Fl State  tax revenues from tourists that dive the reefs in Federal waters are immediately turned over to the Feds?

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Professor of Marine Biology
Center for Marine Science and Dept of Biology and Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
5600 Marvin Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409 USA
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From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Jim Hendee
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:27 AM
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Cc: Jon Fajans
Subject: [Coral-List] Fwd: FL Legislature and SEAKEYS


   The (previous) Field Operations Manager of SEAKEYS, Jon Fajans, sent me a reminder about why the State of Florida has declined supporting the continued maintenance of the network:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jon Fajans
Date: Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Subject: FL Legislature and SEAKEYS
To: Jim Hendee <Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov>

Hi Jim,****

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The State of Florida has been asked repeatedly for funding for the SEAKEYS program, and each time they have declined, pointing out that the stations (and the reef for that matter) are in federal waters outside the State's three mile boundary.****

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Jon Fajans****
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