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Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing

Go to MyFWC.com for up-to-date information on recreational saltwater fishing regulations, news and events as well as resources, publications and videos.

Visit the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute online at

For federal fishing regulations,
please contact:

  • Gulf of Mexico Fishery
    Management Council
  • South Atlantic Fishery
    Management Council
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
    (NOAA Fisheries)
    www.nmfs.noaa.govFor additional information please contact:

    Florida Fish and Wildlife
    Conservation Commission


    Division of Marine Fisheries Management
    1875 Orange Ave. East
    Tallahassee, Florida 32311

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility of this agency which receives Federal financial assistance, you should contact/write to:

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Office of Human Resources, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600; Telephone 850-488-6411

    or contact/write to: Civil Rights Accessibility Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; Telephone 703-358-2349 or 703-358-2131.

    Wildlife alert reward program

    Report fish and wildlife law violations by calling toll-free 1-888-404-FWCC (3922); on cell phones, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier; or click MyFWC.com/Contact.

Buy your license online!

When you buy your license online, it’s fast, convenient and saves time and travel.

You can obtain a license 24 hours a day at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or through the Fish|Hunt Florida mobile app, and begin fishing immediately!

Licenses are also available toll-free at 1-888-FISHFLORIDA (1-888-347-4356). Processing fees apply to telephone and Internet sales.