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Resource Guide for Public Health Response to Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida

The Resource Guide for Public Health Response to Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida, Technical Report 14, is a joint report of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Health developed to support the Florida HAB Task Force’s legislative mandate (F.S. Ch. 379.2271). When originally published in 2009, the report expanded on and updated information identified in the HAB Task Force’s Technical Advisory Group’s 1999 report (white paper), Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida. In addition, it provided technical information and presented a methodology to help state and local governments and county health departments develop integrated public health environmental monitoring response plans to HABs.

In support of priority recommendations of the HAB Task Force, reconvened in 2019, this report has been updated to reflect present knowledge and practices in HAB science and management. It was conceived as a user-friendly guide for local entities developing response plans for HABs specific to their needs.

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Resource Guide for Public Health Response to Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida, 2nd edition

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Title page, acknowledgement, contributors, and executive summary

Chapter 1: Background on Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida

Chapter 2: Regulations and Guidelines

Chapter 3: Monitoring, Data Management and Reporting

Chapter 4: Response

Chapter 5: Communication and Outreach

Chapter 6: Prevention, Control and Mitigation

Chapter 7: Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendices:

Index of Key Terms