Manatee Protection Plans - MPPs

What is a Manatee Protection Plan (MPP)?

In October, 1989 the Florida Governor and Cabinet directed 13 "Key" counties to develop manatee protection plans (MPPs).  This directive was eventually required by Florida Statute in 2002. To learn more about MPPs and their various components, please see the FWC August 2000 Boat Facility Siting GuideAdobe PDF .  As of 2007, all 13 counties have FWC-approved MPPs, which include: Broward, Citrus, Collier, Duval, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

Copies of approved MPPs

Some counties have electronic copies of their approved Manatee Protection Plans posted on their websites.  The following list includes links to those copies:

County

MPP Approved by the State of Florida

Brevard

2003

Broward

2007

Citrus Adobe PDF (12MB)

1991

Collier

1995

Miami-Dade Adobe PDF (6.5MB)

1995

Duval

1999

Lee

2004

Indian River Adobe PDF (4MB)

2000

Martin MPP
Martin BFSP

2002

Palm Beach

2007

Sarasota

2011

St. Lucie

2002

Volusia

2005

Although not designated as 'key' counties, other counties have voluntarily developed MPPs.

Clay County MPP (not one of the 13 'key' counties) Adobe PDF
Approval Letter (300KB) Table of Contents (100KB) Full MPP Text (10MB)

Resources for MPPs

FWC August 2000 Boat Facility Siting Guide Adobe PDF (70Kb)

Recommendations to Improve Boating Safety and Manatee Protection for Florida Waterways (1989 Governor and Cabinet Recommendations) Adobe PDF (4.6MB)



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