Nonresidents who are 16 years of age or older are required to have Florida hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing licenses and permits except as listed below.
Out-of-state fishing and hunting licenses are not valid in Florida.
A fishing license is required to attempt to take fish. If you cast your line or catch and release and you are not a member of one the groups listed below; you need a license. A saltwater fishing license is also required to attempt to take any native or nonnative marine organisms, such as crabs, lobsters, and marine plants.
Visitors who are listed on the National Saltwater Angler Registry are required to have a Florida recreational saltwater fishing license unless they are a member of one of the exempted groups listed on this page.
Nonresidents using beach or haul seines for recreational purposes are required to have a commercial saltwater products license.
License and permit fees are nonrefundable.
Do I need a freshwater or saltwater fishing license or both?
* These exceptions do not apply to tarpon tags.
Nonresident visitors with disabilities do not meet the criteria to receive a no-cost license. The license is not a disability accommodation but an economic accommodation for the segment of Florida's disabled population who typically can least afford to pay for the license.
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