Bringing Fish Back to Florida from The Bahamas

As many as 50 recreational boats travel to and from the Bahamas every day.

If you are considering fishing in the Bahamas and bringing fish back to the U.S. by water, here is what you need to know:


For fish brought back as fillets:

Spiny Lobster:

Prohibited species:

Contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service for regulations related to transporting fish or conch by air carrier back to Florida or other locations in the U.S. (CITES documents may be required.)

For more information, please see 50 CFR 622.186(b) and 50 CFR 622.276(b).

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