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Commercial Saltwater License Fees

(Applications are available online or upon request.  Fees are subject to change.  Eligibility requirements may exist for some licenses.  Federal permit may be required.)

Saltwater Products Licenses (SPL) & Endorsements

License Fee
Credit toward SPL for Apalachicola Oyster Harvesters
Credit toward SPL for St. Johns Com. Food/Live Shrimp Producers
Saltwater Products License Crew Alien $900.00
Saltwater Products License Crew Nonresident $600.00
Saltwater Products License Crew Resident $150.00
Saltwater Products License Individual Alien $300.00
Saltwater Products License Individual Nonresident $200.00
Saltwater Products License Individual Resident $50.00
Saltwater Products License Vessel Alien $600.00
Saltwater Products License Vessel Nonresident $400.00
Saltwater Products License Vessel Nonresident $100.00
Saltwater Products License Vessel Resident $100.00

The Following Endorsements Require the SPL

Endorsement Fee
Sponge Endorsement Free
Purse Seine Endorsement $25.00
Restricted Species Endorsement (RS) Free

The Following Endorsements Require the SPL and RS

Endorsement Fee
Blue Crab Hard-shell Endorsement (Moratorium on new endorsements) $125.00
Blue Crab Soft-shell Endorsement (Moratorium on new endorsements) $125.00
Blue Crab Non-Transferable Endorsement (Moratorium on new endorsements) $125.00
Blue Crab Incidental Take Endorsement $25.00
Marine Life Endorsement (Moratorium on new endorsements) $75.00
Spiny Lobster Endorsement (Applicants with no trap certificates) $100.00
Spiny Lobster Endorsement (fee applies to applicants with one or more trap certificates) $125.00
Stone Crab Endorsement $125.00
Stone Crab Incidental Catch Endorsement $25.00
Pompano Endorsement (Law Enforcement review required; vessel required) Free

Replacement Licenses

License Fee
Replacement Licenses and Reprints $10.00
Replacement Vessel Decals $10.00

Shrimp Licenses

License Fee
St. Johns River Commercial Food Shrimp Production License (Credit on SPL) $250.00
St. Johns River Commercial Shrimp Live Production License (Credit on SPL) (Wholesale Dealer License required) Applications only accepted for June 1 to July 31. $250.00
Dead Shrimp Production Permit Resident Tampa Bay $250.00
Dead Shrimp Production Permit Nonresident Tampa Bay $1,000.00

Seafood Dealer Licenses

License Fee
Wholesale Seafood Dealer County Resident $400.00
Wholesale Seafood Dealer County Nonresident $600.00
Wholesale Seafood Dealer County Alien $1,100.00
Wholesale Seafood Dealer State Resident $550.00
Wholesale Seafood Dealer State Nonresident $1,100.00
Wholesale Seafood Dealer State Alien $1,600.00
Retail Dealer License Central Location Resident $75.00
Retail Dealer License Central Location Nonresident $250.00
Retail Dealer License Central Location Alien $300.00
Retail Dealer License Other Location Resident $25.00
Retail Dealer License Other Location Nonresident $40.00
Retail Dealer License Other Location Alien $65.00

Non-Commercial Licenses

License Fee
Stone/Blue Crab Depredation Permit (Issued to Aquaculture Producers only) Free

Special Activity Endorsements

License Fee
Chemical Collecting Permit (Quinaldine) (Must hold Marine Life Endorsement) $25.00
Scientific Research, Educational, Exhibitional, Pompano, Snook, Shellfish Dredge (clams & mussels), Public Purpose, Quinaldine, Indigenous Marine Prohibited Species, Brood stock, Experimental or Innovative Gear. (Issued by Div. of Marine Fisheries Management) $25 certain licenses; others free

Marine Trap Certificate Programs

To receive a quantity of trap tags, you must have an equal quantity of spiny lobster or stone crab trap certificates on account with the FWC or hold an active blue endorsement.

Spiny Lobster Certificate Transactions

Item Fee
Spiny Lobster Trap Certificates/Tags $1.00
Spiny Lobster Trap Replacement Tags $1.00
Spiny Lobster Trap Tag Replacement Handling Fee $3 per trans
Spiny Lobster Trap Emergency Replacement Tags Cost
Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Transfer $2/Cert.
Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Surcharge (applies only to 1st-time transfer outside family) 25% of the actual market value or $5.00 per Certificate (highest value is applied)

Stone Crab Certificate Transactions

Item Fee
Stone Crap Trap Certificates/Tags $0.50
Stone Crab Trap Replacement Tags $0.50
Stone Crab Trap Tag Replacement Handling $8 per trans
Stone Crab Trap Emergency Replacement Tags Cost
Stone Crab Trap Certificate Transfer Fee $1/Cert
Stone Crab Trap Cert. Transfer (to crew per tag) $0.50/Cert.
Stone Crab Trap Certificate Surcharge (applies only to 1st-time transfer outside family) 25% of the actual market value or $1.00 per Certificate (highest value is applied)

Blue Crab Effort Management Program Transactions

Item Fee
Blue Crab Trap Tags $0.50
Blue Crab Trap Replacement Tags $0.50
Blue Crab Trap Replacement Handling Fee $8 per trans
Blue Crab Trap Emergency Replacement Tags Cost
Blue Crab Endorsement Transfer Fee No Charge