Anchoring & Mooring Management

The Marine Resource Office is committed to addressing boating impacts associated with unmanaged anchorages in the Florida Keys. Numerous studies have been completed to document the problem and provide potential management strategies including creation of managed anchorages and public mooring fields.

Boca Chica Basin

Monroe County commissioned Coastal Systems to study the feasibility of using the Boca Chica Basin as the site of a public managed mooring field. This report presents the results of that study including bathymetry and marine resource surveys, conceptual design of the mooring field, assessment of a shoreside support facility, and environmental regulatory agency discussions on impacts and mitigation.

Other Programs & Studies