The Southeast Florida Action Network
The Southeast Florida Action Network (SEAFAN) is a reporting and
response system designed to improve the protection and management of
southeast Florida's coral reefs by enhancing marine debris clean-up
efforts, increasing response to vessel groundings and anchor damage,
and providing early detection of potentially harmful biological
What Areas Are Covered?
SEAFAN covers the northern third of the Florida Reef Tract, from the
northern border of Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dade County to
the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County. To report marine incidents in
the Florida Keys, visit
The Network is composed of people who spend time on the water, such
as divers, snorkelers, commercial and recreational fishermen,
boaters, law enforcement personnel, environmental professionals and
anyone else who uses the water or visits the coast. Everyone can
contribute to the network by being the eyes and ears on the reef.
What Should Be Reported?
Report any unusual sightings, including marine debris, vessel
groundings and anchor damage, invasive species, harmful algal
blooms, fish disease and fish kills, discolored water, and coral
disease and bleaching. There is no special training needed and no
further participation is required; just report what, when, and where
the incident was observed.
How Does it Work?
SEAFAN combines three separate programs, each of which is designed
to reduce a unique threat to southeast Florida's coral reefs: The
Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program (MDP), the Reef Injury
Prevention and Response Program (RIPR), and the Southeast Florida
Marine Event Response Program (SEMERP). Click on a program name
below to learn more about it!