The FWC uses GIS applications and data as viable tools to carry out necessary activities of rulemaking, protection planning, permit review, and public information response related to endangered and threatened species.

About GIS

GIS is an integrated collection of computer hardware, software, and data which is used to store, manipulate, display, and analyze layers of information. It is a computer based tool for solving problems that uses the common theme of "location" to tie spatial data to unique features on a map and analyze those features through their associated databases. GIS facilitates better decision making, dynamic visualization, and analysis of spatial relations.

Maps

 

FWRI Marine Resources online mapping - manatee mortality and synoptic data available.

Statewide Map of Counties with Manateee Protection Zones

Click the county or waterway below for maps in PDF format Adobe PDF

These maps show ONLY the FWC Manatee Protection Zones and/or FWC Boating Restricted Areas and USFWS designated manatee protection areas. There may also be other Local/State/Federal Zones. Boaters are advised to abide by the regulations as posted on the water.

 

   

RULE LANGUAGE 

 

 

MAPS

 

County State Manatee
Protection Zones (MPZ)

State Boating
Restricted Areas (BRA)

Federal Manatee
Protection Areas (MPA)

State Manatee
Protection Zones
ONLY Maps

State & Federal Manatee Protection
and/or State Boating Restricted Areas Combo Maps

  F.A.C. 68C-22 F.A.C. 68D-24 CFR Title 50 Part 17.108    
EAST COAST          
Brevard 68C-22.006 N/A 17.108(c)1, 2, 9 FWC MPZ
only maps
FWC MPZ & USFWS MPA maps
Broward 68C-22.010  68D-24.008  N/A  FWC MPZ
only maps
FWC MPZ & BRA maps
Duval & Associated Counties 68C-22.027 (includes Clay & St Johns) 68D-24.016  17.108(c)11 (includes Clay & St Johns) FWC MPZ
only maps
FWC MPZ, USFWS MPA, & FWC BRA maps 
Flagler  68C-22.028  68D-24.118    FWC MPZ
only maps
FWC MPZ & BRA maps 
Indian
River 
68C-22.007  N/A  N/A  FWC MPZ
only maps
N/A 
Martin  68C-22.024  68D-24.143 & 68D-24.011  N/A  FWC MPZ
only maps
FWC MPZ & BRA maps 
Miami-Dade  68C-22.025  68D-24.013  N/A  FWC MPZ
only maps
 
FWC MPZ & BRA maps 
Monroe  N/A  68D-24.144  N/A  N/A  FWC BRA maps 
Nassau  N/A  68D-24.019  N/A  N/A  FWC BRA maps 
Palm Beach  68C-22.009  68D-24.017 & 68D-24.011  N/A 

 

FWC MPZ & BRA maps 
St Johns (Coastal)  N/A  68D-24.155  N/A  N/A  FWC BRA maps 
St Lucie  68C-22.008  N/A  N/A  FWC MPZ
only maps
 
N/A 
Volusia (Coastal) 68C-22.012  68D-24.164  17.108(c)12  FWC MPZ
only maps 
FWC MPZ, USFWS MPA, & FWC BRA maps
Volusia & Associated
Counties - St Johns River (Lake, Marion, Putnam,& Seminole)
68C-22.012  68D-24.018 (St Johns River)  N/A  FWC MPZ
only maps
 
FWC MPZ & BRA maps 
           
WEST COAST          
Charlotte 68C-22.015 (includes DeSoto along Peace River)  68D-24.108  17.108(c)6-7 (includes DeSoto along Peace River)   FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ, USFWS MPA, & FWC BRA maps 
Citrus (Coastal) 68C-22.011 (inlcudes Levy & Hernando)  For Withlacoochee River see below 17.108(a)1-8 & (c)14 FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ & USFWS MPA maps 
Collier 68C-22.023  N/A   N/A   FWC MPZ only maps  N/A 
Hillsborough 68C-22.013  N/A   17.108(a)10-11 & (c)3-4  FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ & USFWS MPA maps 
Lee 68C-22.005  68D-24.136  17.108(c)8, 10, 13  FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ, USFWS MPA, & FWC BRA maps 
Manatee 68C-22.014  68D-24.014  N/A  FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ & BRA maps 
Pinellas 68C-22.016  68D-24.010  17.108(a)9  FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ, USFWS MPA, & FWC BRA maps 
Sarasota 68C-22.026 (includes Charlotte along Big Slough Waterway)  68D-24.005  17.108(c)5  FWC MPZ only maps  FWC MPZ, USFWS MPA, & FWC BRA maps 
Okeechobee Waterway
(Glades, Hendry, Martin, & Palm Beach)
N/A   68D-24.011
(See maps above for Martin & Palm Beach) 
N/A   N/A   FWC BRA maps
Suwannee/
SantaFe River
(Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Madison & Suwannee)
N/A   68D-24.020  N/A   N/A   FWC BRA maps 
Withlacoochee River
(Citrus-Inland, Hernando, Marion, Sumter)
N/A   68D-24.109  N/A   N/A   FWC BRA maps
           
Panhandle          
Escambia N/A   68D-24.117  N/A   N/A   FWC BRA maps
Franklin/
Apalachicola 
N/A   68D-24.015  N/A   N/A   FWC BRA maps
Okaloosa N/A   68D-24.146  N/A   N/A FWC BRA maps

 

FWC Manatee migration COLD-weather changes to speed zones (Areas where zones are more protective during colder months)

FWC Manatee migration WARM-weather changes to speed zones (Areas where zones are more protective during warmer months)

Data

Information for Boat, FWC & Paddle-sport Operators



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