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Statistical Report

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When the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council created the Agency on Bay Management, it charged the group with preparing an annual status of the condition of Tampa Bay, the state's largest open water estuary. Therefore, pursuant to the adopted rules of the Council's Agency on Bay Management, this document is the first State of Tampa Bay report. This report includes a discussion of the history of the Agency, an evaluation of how well the bay is doing environmentally and recommendations about what needs to be done in the work program aimed at improving Tampa Bay.