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This study provides a foundation for consideration of end-of-life stewardship programs for fiberglass boats by reviewing U.S. state and territory fees and boat-specific taxes. It identifies fees used in each jurisdiction, what these fees are allocated for, how they are allocated, and how they ensure that boaters support the ecosystems they use so frequently. Additionally, this study discusses states that address the issue of derelict vessels and how they have allotted state funds to manage the growing issue of derelict vessels in our waterways.