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Commissioner’s Message

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing

Online Resources Abound

We live in a world where the internet is always with us, whether we are at home or on the water. At FWC, we are making sure more of our resources are online, from tools to help you know the most current regulations, to resources that allow anglers to carry their license with them on their phone and more. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite tools.

The FWC has many ways to carry your regulations with you, from our mobile-friendly website, MyFWC.com, to our newest partnership with the Fish Rules app. Go to MyFWC.com/Marine to check out our “Regulations by Species” pages and our printable Quick Chart, a quick guide found online and in our printed Saltwater Regulations Publication. Find out what to fish for by month by using our At-a-Glance monthly season calendars. Stay up-to-date by signing up online for one of our many emailed publications including our monthly Fishing in the Know newsletter, our quarterly Gone Coastal column, or pick and choose what kinds of news you wish to receive from us and how (email or text). Learn more at MyFWC.com/News.

The Fish Rules app can be used by anglers heading offshore to find current fishing regulations, even when away from service. In addition, a new freshwater version of the app is being created and is anticipated to be rolled out later this summer. Learn more about this partnership on Fish Rules App.

Want your license on your phone? Check out the FWC’s licensing app, Fish | Hunt Florida, where you can purchase your license and store it, so you don’t have to bring your paper or hard card with you. You can also use the Fish | Hunt Florida app to check daily tides, sunrise and sunset times, find boat ramps near you, and even access the MyFWC.com website.

Interested in learning or teaching others about how to saltwater fish? Check out our instructional videos at YouTube.com/FWCSaltwaterFishing or our online resources at MyFWC.com/Education. We have tons of printable educational options such as coloring books and more at MyFWC.com/Lionfish and MyFWC.com/Marine by clicking on “Saltwater Publications.”

Get inspired to fish for different species by participating in our Catch a Florida Memory program at CatchaFloridaMemory.com. This program rewards anglers for their fishing efforts and includes Grand Slams (catch 3 specific fish in 24 hours), Saltwater Fish Life List (catch all 70 species on the list), Reel Big Fish (get rewarded for extraordinarily-sized catches) and the Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program as well. Learn more on Saltwater Angler Recognition.

This is just a small list of the online resources we offer as an agency and new resources are being added every day. We hope you find these resources useful when at home or on the water.