Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2446
Manatee Avoidance Technology
Requester: Frank Herhold Organization: Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Project Title: Manatee Avoidance Technology Date Submitted 1/12/2006 4:07:11 PM
Sponsors: Hasner
Statewide Interest:
Reduce manatee mortalities.
Recipient: Florida Marine Research Institute   Contact: Gil McRae  
  108th Avenue, SE   Contact Phone: (797) 896-8626  
  St. Petersburg 33701   Contact email:
Counties: {Statewide}
Gov't Entity: Yes Private Organization (Profit/Not for Profit):  
Project Description:
Additional funding for existing grant program leading to development of a Manatee Avoidance Device.
Is this a project related to a federal or state declared disaster? No
Measurable Outcome Anticipated:
Anticipated reduction in manatee mortalities.
Amount requested from the State for this project this year: $1,000,000
Total cost of the project: $1,000,000
Request has been made to fund: Operations
What type of match exists for this project? Local
  Cash Amount $250,000  
Was this project previously funded by the state?   Yes
  Fiscal Year: 2005-2006 Amount: $250,000
Is future-year funding likely to be requested?   Yes
  Amount: $500,000 To Fund: Operations
Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?   Yes
  Agency Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission
Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget? Yes
Is there a documented need for this project? Yes
  Documentation: Agency Needs Assessment
Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?   No
Is this a water project as described in Section 403.885, Laws of Florida?   No