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General Information

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing


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 by clicking on “Saltwater” and “Recreational 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 or by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Processing fees will apply to telephone and Internet sales.

2017 Commission meeting dates and locations

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

  • February 8-9, 2017 – Crystal River
  • April 19-20, 2017 – Tallahassee
  • July 10-11, 2017 – Kissimmee Area

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

2017 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 and click on “Saltwater” and “Outreach and
Education Programs.”

Shows and Expositions

  • January 27-29, Jacksonville Boat Show, Jacksonville
  • February 11-12, Florida Sportsman Expo, Fort Myers
  • February 9-20, Florida State Fair, Tampa
  • March 3-5, News Channel 8 Outdoor Expo, Tampa
  • April 29-30, Florida Sportsman Expo, Fort Peirce
  • July 11-14, ICAST, Orlando

Kids’ Fishing Clinics

  • February 25, Crystal River
  • March 11, Naples
  • March 25, Daytona
  • April 1, Weeki Wachee
  • April 8, Pensacola
  • May 13, Fernandina Beach
  • June 24, Port Canaveral
  • July 15, Palm Coast

Women’s Fishing Clinics

Women’s Fishing Clinics will be held in March, April, May, and June. Dates and locations have not been determined at this time.

2017 License-Free Saltwater Fishing Days!

  • June 3 & 4
  • Sept. 2 and Nov. 25