Saltwater Licenses & Permits

Charter Fishing
Charter, headboat and saltwater fishing guide operations | FWC charter captain or boat license covers passengers

Commercial Saltwater Fishing
Requirements and application forms for commercially harvesting or selling a variety of saltwater species.

Marine Turtles
Beach Nesting Surveys | Captivity | Research | Sea Turtles | Stranding and Salvage | Tagging

Recreational  Fishing
Information about the types of licenses and permits you'll need to fish in Florida - including prices and where to buy them.

Recreational Vessel and Pier Licenses
These optional licenses cover all individuals fishing from a vessel where no fee is paid or a pier.

Mackerel Tournament Donation Permit

King and Spanish mackerel donations to wholesale dealers

Redfish Tournaments
Catch, Hold and Release Tournament Exemption

Special Activity Licenses - Marine Species
Research | Education | Exhibition | Releases | Aquaculture Broodstock | Gear Exemptions/Innovation



FWC Facts:
American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

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