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As a commercial fisherman, I’ve been closely following this topic,  and see an Extreme difference in the water quality and marine life since the cruise ships were Finally stopped. Apparently the cruise lines aren’t happy with this, but it is the Best thing for the sea and sea creatures.
HOWEVER, I actually thought up an Actual Remedy to this entire issue that would benefit Key West And the environment And the cruise lines combined. Ferry in . It’s that simple and it’s been being done on other shallow water islands. How it works and Needs to work. The Big large draft cruise ships STAY IN DEEP WATERS SAFELY WELLLL BEYOND THE REEF. All the turbulence from the cruise ships actually Kills the fragile coral reef and marine life. So what needs to happen is Key West and the cruise ships Hire small vessel captains to pick up the cruisers from the ships. This is an opportunity for local boat captains as well as the cruise lines. The cruisers have a choice to go the Key West, picked up by a Local Catamarans, and brought to the islands. It could be an absolutely fabulous and sought after adventure.
Result: Coral Reef is happy, sea creatures are happy, water quality stays good, key west is happy, small boat captains are happy with this new contract, cruise lines are happy, and the cruisers are happy. It’s a win for everyone… 

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Sounds like a proposal that should be brought to the local government.  As to the person who said it wouldn't create any jobs, when i went to Belize last year, the ferries were run by locals, not the cruise line.  The ferries can carry significantly more people than the boats that the ship would carry.

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Then you will have some environmental nuts saying that all these smaller vessels are creating more pollution and damage than the cruise ship itself coming to the dock. But yeah - look to Belize to see what the pros and cons are. 

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