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purple_vest_sweet.jpgThis 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

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 or by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Processing fees will apply to telephone and Internet sales.

2014 Commission meeting dates and locations

Subject to change regarding availability of appropriate facilities to hold the meeting.

  • February 12-13 — Tampa
  • April 15-17 — Tallahassee
  • June 17-19 — Fort Myers

For more information about Commission meeting dates, times, locations and agendas, visit our website at and click on “About” and “Commission Meetings” on the top of the page.

2014 Shows and Events

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

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.

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