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Saltwater Licenses & Permits

Recreational Fishing
Information about the types of licenses and permits you'll need to fish in Florida - including prices and where to buy them.


Recreational Vessel and Pier Licenses
These optional licenses cover all individuals fishing from a vessel where no fee is paid or a pier.


Charter Fishing
Charter, headboat and saltwater fishing guide operations | FWC charter captain or boat license covers passengers


Commercial Saltwater Fishing
Requirements and application forms for commercially harvesting or selling a variety of saltwater species.


Bonefish Tournament Exemption Permits

Possess | Transport


Mackerel Tournament Donation Permit

King and Spanish mackerel donations to wholesale dealers


Redfish Tournaments
Catch, Hold and Release Tournament Exemption


Marine Turtles
Beach Nesting Surveys | Captivity | Research | Sea Turtles | Stranding and Salvage | Tagging


Special Activity Licenses - Marine Species
Research | Education | Exhibition | Releases | Aquaculture Broodstock | Gear Exemptions/Innovation