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- Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - As temperatures start to dip in the fall, manatees travel to Florida springs, power plant discharge areas and other warm-water sites to overwinter until temperatures rise again in the spring.
- Friday, September 8, 2023 - Between Sept. 2-4, FWC officers removed nearly 20 unsafe and impaired vessel operators from the waterways of Florida for boating under the influence, cited over 380 and provided education and warnings to over 2,800 boaters for safety violations.
FWC reminds vessel owners to secure their boats and have a plan in place for impending severe weatherMonday, August 28, 2023 - Taking time to prepare well in advance of an impending storm reduces risk to life and property.
- Monday, August 14, 2023 - On Sept. 4, 2022, a 29-foot Robalo boat with 14 occupants aboard, all from Miami, struck a channel marker while traveling in the intracoastal waterway, bayside of Broad Creek at the south end of Cutter Bank in Miami-Dade County
- Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - The Springs Protection Zone will restrict beaching, mooring, anchoring and grounding of vessels on the spring run of the Weeki Wachee River extending from the spring boil within Weeki Wachee State Park to the Rogers Park Boat Ramp.
- Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - From July 1-3, FWC officers arrested 94 vessel operators for boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, preventing the possibility of life-altering events from occurring.
- Friday, July 7, 2023 - A vessel’s propeller struck a man diving for scallops at the scallop grounds northwest of St. Martins River in the Crystal River/Homosassa area and the vessel left the scene.
FWC promotes awareness and heightened enforcement for boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water this weekendFriday, June 30, 2023 - Operation Dry Water is a year-round Boating Under the Influence awareness campaign that facilitates a national weekend of BUI detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol- and drug-related boating incidents and fatalities.
FWC and partner agencies conduct enhanced patrols during “Boater Skip Day,” resulting in zero boating accident fatalitiesMonday, June 12, 2023 - The FWC joined local law enforcement to conduct high visibility patrols at Baynard Point on the St. Johns River during Clay County’s unofficial holiday, “Boater Skip Day.”
- Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - Public comments are being accepted through June 30. Comments can be submitted to BoatingPublicComments@MyFWC.com and via mail.