Our mission is to restore aquatic ecosystems. We take dirty, mucky, algae-dominated bodies of water, and turn them into beautiful, healthy, clean, clear, sustainable ecosystems that support plants, ﬁsh, animals, anglers, ecotourism, and local economies. Seagrass is the key to crystal clear water. It cleans the water, stabilizes the sediment, and provides food and habitat for ﬁsh and animals, and sequesters harmful nutrients that cause algae. We dredge to provide a clean substrate, plant seagrass, protect it, and maintain it.
In response to the high incidence of Florida manatees perishing from starvation due to disappearing seagrass meadows, their primary food source, Sea & Shoreline has launched a new campaign titled Seagrass Saves Sea Life. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness and educate consumers and legislators on the positive environmental and ecological benefits of seagrass, and to provide updates on current projects underway to restore seagrass in Florida’s waterways. For news, events, and fun and educational resources about the benefits of seagrass and how you can do your part to keep our waterways clean to save sea life, follow us on social media.
We have done more aquatic restoration projects than any company in the world. Most importantly, our projects last. We guarantee it. We maintain the world’s largest aquaculture nursery with a variety of seagrasses that are ready to plant, and have developed scientiﬁcally-validated, patented technologies and processes that help to ensure the long-term success of your restoration project.
Jim is responsible for cultivating seagrass, maintaining our aquaculture nursery, and developing technologies that ensure efficiencies and success in restoration projects. Jim spent most of his career in turf farming and nursery production of ornamental plants. To date, Jim has developed and patented several subaquatic restoration technologies including an underwater liquid fertilization system, a planting machine that mechanizes the back-breaking work of hand-planting seagrass beds, a transplantation system for salvaging and transporting large pieces of seagrass sod, and sediment tubes for repairing erosion from propeller scars. Jim has worked with the USACE, NOAA, FDEP, FWC/FWRI, and others to explore options for reversing seagrass losses.
Carter is responsible for the acquisition, management, and success of Sea & Shoreline's habitat restoration projects. He is a native Floridian with a passion for creating self-sustaining natural aquatic habitats through education and scientifically proven restoration methods. Carter holds a degree in Biology from the University of South Florida (USF) and has held positions with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and Seagrass Recovery, Inc. where he was Chief Biologist and Project Manager for some of the largest and most successful Florida seagrass projects to date.
Jeff joined Sea & Shoreline after successful careers in business and the Florida State Legislature. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing, and has been named as an outstanding alumnus of USF’s College of Business. Jeff is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives from which he championed several environmental projects. As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff successfully founded and managed several businesses, one of which included an Initial Public Offering that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He has held positions of CEO, CFO, and Managing Director for a variety of Florida-based businesses. Jeff is responsible for the legal, financial and business operations of Sea & Shoreline.
Sea & Shoreline’s founder Jim Anderson started his career cultivating lawn grasses of various species to accompany his nursery operations. Jim ventured into seagrasses when a local favorite fishing area was threatened with closure to boats as a result of extensive propeller scarring. He argued that repairing the seagrasses was more logical, and began developing technologies to address seagrass restoration needs. As a turf farmer/grower, he felt that using farming skills and retooling them to fit aquatic restoration needs would be a logical transition.
Since then, the company has not only successfully restored countless rivers, lakes, lagoons, and estuaries, but also pioneered innovative technologies that help to ensure the long-term success of restoration projects.