Policy Briefs

State Policy Brief: Marine Aquatic Resource Mitigation Banking in Florida

Bills to authorize mitigation banking for seagrass and other marine resources on sovereign submerged lands (SSL) have been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate for consideration in the 2022 legislative session.  This policy brief reviews the history of efforts to allow seagrass mitigation banking on sovereign submerged lands, explains the two bills that have been introduced, and discusses some of the issues raised by mitigation banking on sovereign submerged lands.