Posted by: reefrescue | February 3, 2017

Dredger agrees to pay over $90,000 in damages before resuming Boca beach project

In a Consent Order Agreement, signed December 2016, Weeks Marine will pay FDEP, FWC, and Palm Beach County a total of $90,819.18 in fines and penalties for coral reef damage associated with last year’s Boca Raton beach renourishment project. The unfinished project is being resumed after it was suspended in 2016 at the beginning of sea turtle nesting season.

Reef Rescue’s monitoring of last year’s project was directly responsible for identifying and documenting damages to Breaker’s Reef caused by the dredging equipment. With the help of volunteers divers enough evident was collected to allow enforcement action to be taken against Weeks.


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