Biological Stipulations and the Protection of Environmental Resources in the Gulf of Mexico

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by Ian R. Manners, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: This paper documents the growing use of lease stipulations as an impact mitigation procedure in the Gulf of Mexico. In particular, the paper analyzes the role and effectiveness of biological stipulations in protecting such sensitive offshore habitats as the Flower Gardens. The general approach to impact mitigation adopted for the Flower Garden Banks has subsequently been applied to the protection of unique and/or productive communities elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Gulfs | Biological processes | Environmental issues | Ocean engineering | Ecosystems | Coastal engineering | River bank stabilization | Gulf of Mexico

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