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.

Redfish Tournaments
Catch, Hold and Release Tournament Exemption

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



FWC Facts:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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