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Florida Manatee - Issues and Information

Federal Lawsuit Settlement

See 08/10/01 Draft Rule for Manatee Protection Areas (PDF - 1.1MB) for maps and descriptions of previously proposed sites.

Manatee Protection Areas (Refuges & Sanctuaries)

Service extends emergency manatee protection at seven sites in Florida New & Updated

USFWS Proposes Exception Process for Barge Canal Manatee Protection Area in Brevard County, FL 

Designation of Federal manatee protection areas

General Information on Manatee Protection Areas

Interim Permit Guidance

Florida State Manatee Actions

Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Incidental Take Regulations

Manatee Recovery Plan Revision

Manatee Recovery Plan Frequently Asked Questions - PDF - 32KB

Manatee Recovery Plan Fact Sheet  PDF - 27KB

Manatee Recovery Plan Press Release PDF - 18KB

Manatee Recovery Plan, 3rd revision -  single file - PDF - 5.4MB

Executive Summary Manatee Recovery Plan, 3rd revision -  single file - PDF - 104KB

Manatee Recovery Plan, 3rd revision - Individual Files

Reference Materials


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