Commercial Saltwater Fishing

Before commercially harvesting or selling any marine fish or other saltwater products in Florida, you must be eligible for and comply with the license requirements described farther down on this page.Commercial Regulations Publication

Apply for your Saltwater Fishing Licenses today!  Not a Mobile-Enabled Link

A saltwater product is defined as any marine fish, shellfish, clam, invertebrate, sponge, jellyfish, coral, crustacean, lobster, crab, shrimp, snail, marine plant, echinoderm, sea star, brittle star or urchin, etc., except non-living shells and salted, cured, canned or smoked seafood.

Read the Regulations Guide Adobe PDF

Commercial Regulations Quick ChartAdobe PDF

View Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Commercial data and information


Are you a wholesale dealer interested in selling lionfish? Take our survey and let us know!


Latest News

Federal News

Species Regulations

Crabs, Lobster, etc.

Other State and Federal Information


FDA Logo

Commercial Licenses

Learn more by visiting


FWC Facts:
Sharks have eyelid-like membranes that protect their eyes when eating.

Learn More at AskFWC