Exemptions - Do I need a license or permit?
and release, or catch and keep 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.
Some of these exemptions apply to "Florida Residents" only. Please be aware of the Florida
state residency requirements.
These exemptions may also apply to hunting, saltwater fishing, or freshwater fishing, or all
You do not need a recreational hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater
fishing license or a *Florida waterfowl, migratory bird, deer, turkey,
snook, spiny lobster, archery season, crossbow season, muzzleloading
season permit or management area permit if...
You do not need a saltwater fishing license or a snook or spiny lobster
National Saltwater Angler Registration
Persons 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.
Shoreline saltwater fishing license
Residents who are fishing for a saltwater species (other than mullet in fresh water) from land
or from a structure fixed to the land are required to have a no-cost saltwater shoreline fishing
license unless they have a regular saltwater fishing license or are exempt.
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