A subsea cable was recently installed by the Pacific Caribbean Cable System Consortium off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The cable is one inch in diameter. The cable is buried three to five feet in sand and mud bottom but is on the surface on hard bottom, slopes, and coral areas. The cable may be damaged by anchors, fishing gear, and other seabed activities. The approximate route of the cable is shown on the chart below. More information on the cable, including coordinates, may be found here:



To help fishermen avoid damage to fishing gear, NOAA Fisheries is alerting fishermen of the cable and relaying the following information supplied from the cable owner (PCCS Consortium):