Commercial Lobster Dive Permit

Commercial Lobster Dive Permit

The FWC Spiny Lobster Rule, 68B-24 limits commercial divers to harvest crawfish (spiny lobster) by diving from a vessel that has been issued an FWC Spiny Lobster Endorsement and Commercial Dive Permit (CD#).

Divers bringing commercial quantities of crawfish back from federal waters need the CD#

All vessels used for commercial harvest of spiny lobster by diving must be licensed with a vessel SPL, RS, C# and CD#.  Dive vessels must be marked with divers-down symbols that are visible from the air and water with the CD# (displayed as the diver's C# followed by the letter "D") on the diagonal stripe of each symbol.  Qualified divers may not put their CD# on more than one vessel and no more than one C# may be affixed to any vessel.

Transferring a Commercial Dive Endorsement

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Boats less than 16 feet long must carry at least 3 visual distress signals approved for nighttime use whenever they are on coastal waters from sunset to sunrise.

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