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Boat, PWC, & Paddle-sport Operators

Boat, Personal Watercraft (PWC), and Paddle-sport Operators

If you do hit a manatee while boating:

2013 Manatee Release

It is important that you obtain immediate help for the animal. The sooner the animal is located and its condition is assessed, the better its chances for survival. Please be responsible for your actions while on the waterways and take immediate action if any wildlife is injured.

Note: You will not be cited if you accidentally collide with a manatee while obeying speed restrictions.

Report violations online or call 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Cellular phone users can also call *FWC or #FWC, or send a text to

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