Manatee Protection Plan Review Committee
The Manatee Protection Plan Review Committee (MPPRC) held its last meeting on Oct. 9, 2009. The following month, the MPPRC submitted its recommendations to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, as well as data and analysis reports to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in order to elicit initial comments on revisions to the Manatee Protection Plan (MPP) as required by State law. Changes to the MPP must be approved by FWC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Since then, FWC and Miami-Dade County staff have further discussed the MPPRC's data and recommendations. On Sept. 23, 2010, the Miami-Dade County Manager instructed County staff to continue to work with the FWC and USFWS to develop a revised Manatee Protection Plan based on the MPPRC recommendations and FWC comments.
As requested, Miami-Dade County staff provided additional supporting information. County and FWC staff have focused on the motions and section of the 1995 MPP that addressed Marine Facility Siting Guidelines. Based on the Committee recommendations and FWC's input, a draft revision of the narrative and maps in that section of the plan was developed.
- Read the revised draft of the Marine Facility Siting Guidelines section of the MPP
- Read the MPPRC motions, FWC letters and Miami-Dade County Manager's Sept. 23, 2010 memo
- Read more about manatee protection
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