Commissioners’ Message

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing


New strategies and strong partnerships keys to future of fishing

Florida is world famous for its diverse natural resources, offering residents and visitors opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, hunting and shooting sports. Public participation in these activities supports conservation by providing funds as well as encouraging stewardship and civic engagement.

When you purchase a fishing or hunting license, sport fishing equipment, pleasure boats, motorboat fuel, firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, you are supporting conservation and the future of fishing.

To help encourage this support, Florida is participating in a national effort to recruit new anglers, retain current participants, and reactivate those who have dropped out of the sport. The FWC’s R3 Fisheries Action Plan will guide the agency’s outreach, education and marketing efforts, as well as evaluate its current programs and initiatives.

You can contribute to Florida’s R3 efforts by becoming an ambassador for fishing. Invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member who does not fish to accompany you on your next fishing trip. Share with family and friends how revenue from fishing licenses and equipment purchases help fund wildlife and habitat management and promote conservation, ethics and stewardship.

Another way you can help with Florida’s R3 efforts is by volunteering for the FWC’s Kids Fishing Clinics or High School Fishing Program. (To volunteer, visit MyFWC.com and click on “Get Involved.”) You can also check out one of our many programs funded by license sales, including our Women and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics and our Catch a Florida Memory – Angler Recognition Program (learn more on Saltwater Angler Recognition). Share your knowledge and skill with the next generation! We hope you’ll join us and our partners to help secure the future for fishing and conservation.

Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Saltwater Fishing Clinics:

  • Kids’ Fishing Clinics
  • Women’s Fishing Clinics
  • Adult Fishing Clinics

Saltwater Fishing Clinics will be held statewide throughout 2018. For more information, including dates and locations, contact the FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management at 850-487-0554.