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Waterway Management

Waterway Management

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has the responsibility for ensuring that the placement of waterway markers with state waters adhere to all state and federal requirements. The boating and Waterways Section handles all waterway management issues that include boating safety and education, boating access, and derelict vessels.

 

Consistency and uniformity of waterway markers provides boaters with a safe and enjoyable boating experience. Regulatory markers are only posted for specified purposes such as protecting human life and limb, to ensure vessel traffic safety, and to protect manatees. Some examples of waterway markers include idle speed-no wake, slow speed minimum wake, vessel exclusion zones and no motor zones. Obeying waterway markers is crucial to safe enjoyment of Florida’s wonderful water resources.

 

Remember the posting of an illegal marker is a criminal offence. If you have a concern abut waterway markers in your area, contact the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Boating and Waterways Section at  (850) 488-5600  or visit My FWC.com/boating.