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

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


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: Gulfs | Developing countries | Ecosystems | Offshore drilling | Mitigation and remediation | Biological processes | Seas and oceans | Gulf of Mexico

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