Marine Resources

COVID-19 Updates

Visit our Closures & Cancellations page to view the latest Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources closures, cancellations and updates related to Coronovirus.

All county- and city-owned coastal boat ramps will close temporarily starting on Thursday, Mar 26 at 6 a.m. (County: Coquina North, Coquina South, Fort Hamer, Kingfish, Highland Shores, State Road 64, and Warner's / City: Holmes Beach Boat Ramp at Memorial Park and Palmetto's Riverside Park Boat Ramp)

Coquina South Boat Ramp: Only commercial fishing operations - those with a U.S. Coast Guard Six-Pack Captain's License and a commercial fishing license - may use the Coquina South Boat Ramp.

The Marine Resources Program is in charge of:
  • Installing and maintaining aids to navigation and regulatory waterway signs that are the County's responsibility
  • Removal of abandoned vessels from the County waterways
  • Construction of artificial reefs
  • Manatee protection efforts
  • Construction and maintenance of County boat ramp facilities

Marine Resource Brochures

Hurricane Preparation for Boat Owners


  • Marine Resources
  • (941) 748-4501 ext. 6008 or ext. 6011
  • Email Us