‘Margaritaville’ license plate is okayed by the Florida Legislature

A specialty license plate to honor the late musician Jimmy Buffett is among a series of proposed plates heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Florida targets abandoned, damaged “nuisance boats”

Florida wildlife officials want to speed up the process of removing abandoned and storm-damaged "nuisance boats" from state waters.

Florida considers seasonal protections for manatees

Florida wildlife officials are set to establish a “seasonal” no-entry zone in Brevard County waters to further protect threatened manatees

FWC, Hillsborough State Attorney urge boater safety as charges filed in death of 12-year-old girl on the Alafia River

The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office has formally charged a man they say killed a 12-year-old girl while boating under the influence on the Alafia River in May. State Attorney Andrew Warren and the Florida...
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Will new Florida law reduce number of abandoned boats?

A new Florida law could make local waterways safer and cleaner; it provides an extra step to notify the owners of damaged or abandoned boats before they sink. WMNF interviewed Phil Horning, the derelict vessel...

Pinellas manatee protection zone meeting gets heated pushback from boaters

Some Pinellas County boaters are upset about proposed manatee protection zones.

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