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Derelict Gill Net in Florida Keys NMS; Florida Keys

Florida Keys | 2023-Jan-05

Initial Notification: On January 5th, 2023, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary contacted the NOAA Emergency Response Division to request modeling support for a large abandoned gill net found near a coral reef restoration site. Gill nets are not allowed in Florida waters. Sanctuary staff requested a modeling hind-cast to help determine where the net might have originated.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Tags:Coral, Marine Debris
Products of concern:Marine Debris
Latitude (approximate): 24° 20.21′ North
Longitude (approximate): 81° 30.85′ West