Only half of Florida’s anglers are required to buy a license, but their license fees are a vital source of funding for fish and wildlife conservation.
Seniors, youths and others who are exempt can contribute to fish and wildlife conservation simply by voluntarily buying a fishing license. License fees help with scientific management, habitat restoration, fish stocking, fishing and boating access, law enforcement and outreach programs.
Each license bought also captures more Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration money and brings tackle and motor boat fuel taxes home to Florida.
The new youth license can be purchased for any age youth. It is good until they are 17 years old and is a way for them to take pride in being an angler, learn about conservation and help Florida obtain more dollars for Sport Fish Restoration.
In addition, when you buy your license, you may make a voluntary donation to youth fishing and hunting programs in Florida (License.MyFWC.com).
Regulations in red are new this year.
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