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  • RMA Brief: The most concise version of the RMA which includes the title, main objective, and some background information. This is the “Reader’s Digest Version”.
  • Final RMA: This is the final RMA as developed by the working groups based on information in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 worksheets as well as technical and community feedback.

N-146: Implement an MPA Zoning Framework for Special Areas of Interest Within the OFR Region
Establish and implement a Marine Protected Area (MPA) zoning framework for areas of special interest within the OFR region to enable sustainable use, reduce user conflict, and improve coral reef ecosystem conditions. Tools that could be used to improve coral reef habitat may include no-take reserves, no anchor areas, restoration areas, and seasonal protection for spawning aggregations.

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St. Lucie Inlet State Park to Bathtub Reef
Central St. Lucie Inlet State Park
South St. Lucie Inlet State Park
LORAN Tower Ledges
Offshore Martin Deep Ridge
Blowing Rocks Preserve
Juno Pier
MacArthur State Park
Blue Heron Bridge / Phil Foster
Lake Worth Inlet S. of Peanut Island
Breakers Shallow
Mar A Lago / Bath & Tennis
Breakers Flower Garden
Lake Worth to Manalapan
Gulf Stream Reef
Finks / Delray
Castor Wreck
Finks Grouper Hole
Copenhagen Preserve
Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise Blvd to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
John U Lloyd
County Line
Key Biscayne