This publication is provided as a guide to Florida fishing laws and regulations. The Florida Administrative Code is the final authority on fishing laws. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) strives to ensure information in this booklet is accurate, but assumes no liability for any errors that occur in this publication. Contact the FWC if you have any questions on issues not covered in this booklet. A continuously updated electronic version of this publication is available at MyFWC.com/Fishing/Saltwater/Regulations.
How your license fee helps
The money collected from saltwater fishing licenses is used to improve and restore fish habitat and for marine fisheries research, law enforcement and public education on marine resources.
An additional $.50 fee will be charged for any license or permit not purchased directly from the county tax collector.
Obtain immediate license privileges, 24 hours a day, at License.MyFWC.com or by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Processing fees will apply to telephone and Internet sales.
Subject to change regarding availability of appropriate facilities to hold the meeting.
For more information about Commission meeting dates, times, locations and agendas, visit our website at MyFWC.com and click on “About” and “Commission Meetings” on the top of the page.
Visit the FWC booth at these upcoming events to pick up your copy of the
Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations and Fishing Lines: Angler’s Guide
to Florida’s Marine Resources. For more information call 850-487-0554 or visit MyFWC.com/Fishing/Saltwater/Outreach-and-Education-Programs.
FL Sportsman Expo
Feb. 1–2, Ft. Myers
News Ch, 8 Outdoor Expo
Feb. 28–March 2, Tampa
Florida State Fair
Feb. 6–17, Tampa
Women’s Fishing Clinics
April 12, North Palm Beach
May 10, Fernandina Beach
June 7, St. Petersburg
Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!
March 8–9, Matlacha/Ft. Myers
April 11–13, South Florida
May, Treasure Coast
Kids’ Fishing Clinics
Feb. 22, Crystal River (pre-registration)
March 29, Daytona
April 12, Pensacola
May 31, Fernandina Beach
June 14, St. Petersburg
June 28, Cape Canaveral
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.