Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Save the Manatee Trust Fund and License Plate

Funding for the state of Florida's manatee-related research and management activities is provided primarily from the Save the Manatee Trust Fund (STMTF), which receives money from sales of manatee license plates and decals, boat registration fees, and voluntary donations.



Manatee License Plate

Read about the manatee license plate, including how to purchase a manatee license plate, where the revenues go, and information about the 2007 redesign of the license plate.

Annual Reports

Read and download the Save the Manatee Trust Fund annual reports.



FWC Facts:
The manatee is Florida’s official marine mammal. Fossils indicate they have been in Florida waters for millions of years.

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