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.
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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.
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Important Commercial Spiny Lobster Dive Endorsement (CD) Reminder
- Sea Cucumber: The FWC Commission approved a draft rule at the February 2014 meeting, that, if approved at a future meeting, could establish a commercial daily trip and vessel limit of 200 individual sea cucumbers. Learn more.
- FWC Notice to Commercial Mullet Fishermen:
During the 2011–2012 mullet run the FWC received numerous complaints regarding large amounts of roe mullet being discarded into the water dead and violations involving the improper storage, cooling and transportation of fish by harvesters. FWC Officers will be conducting proactive random quality control inspections throughout the mullet run season to ensure compliance with fisheries regulations and seafood quality control. For more information on this notice, please view the Notice to Commercial Fishermen.
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