Florida FWC seeks applications for removal of derelict boats

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the 2018 application dates for Derelict Vessel Removal Grants.

The grants are part of an FWC- established program to provide funds to local governments for the removal of derelict vessels from public waters.

The funds come from an appropriation from the Florida legislature, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said in its Currents newsletter.

The application period for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program opens on Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. EST and ends on Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. EST.

The application period for the Rapid Removal Grant Program opens on Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. and runs through Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. EST, based on available funding.

All removal applications must demonstrate proof that due process was provided for each vessel’s owner. This includes an opportunity for the owner to challenge the derelict vessel determination in criminal court or in an administrative hearing, according to the FWC.

If funds are available for a second or subsequent rounds of applications, new announcements will be made.

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