Commercial Saltwater Products License Fees

(Applications are available online or upon request.  Fees are subject to change.  Eligibility requirements may exist for some licenses.  Federal permit may be required.)

 

   Fee
Saltwater Products Licenses (SPL) & Endorsements

 

Saltwater Products License Individual Resident

$50.00

Saltwater Products License Individual Nonresident

$200.00

Saltwater Products License Individual Alien

$300.00

Saltwater Products License Vessel Resident

$100.00

Saltwater Products License Vessel Nonresident

$400.00

Saltwater Products License Vessel Alien

$600.00

Saltwater Products License Crew Resident

$150.00

Saltwater Products License Crew Nonresident

$600.00

Saltwater Products License Crew Alien

$900.00

Credit toward SPL for Apalachicola Oyster Harvesters

 

Credit toward SPL for St. Johns Com. Food/Live Shrimp Producers

 

   
The Following Endorsements Require the SPL:

 

Sponge Endorsement

 Free

Purse Seine Endorsement

$25.00

Restricted Species Endorsement (RS)

 Free

   
The Following Endorsements Require the SPL and RS:

 

Blue Crab Hard-shell Endorsement  (Moratorium on new endorsements)

$125.00

Blue Crab Soft-shell Endorsement  (Moratorium on new endorsements)

$125.00

Blue Crab Non-Transferable Endorsement  (Moratorium on new endorsements)

$125.00

Blue Crab Incidental Take Endorsement

$25.00

Marine Life Endorsement (Moratorium on new endorsements)

$75.00

Spiny Lobster Endorsement (Applicants with no trap certificates)

$100.00

Spiny Lobster Endorsement (fee applies to applicants with one or more trap certificates)

$125.00

Stone Crab Endorsement

$125.00

Stone Crab Incidental Catch Endorsement

$25.00

Pompano Endorsement (Law Enforcement review required; vessel required)

 Free

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Replacement Licenses

 

Replacement Licenses and Reprints

$10.00

Replacement Vessel Decals

$10.00

 

 

Other Miscellaneous Licenses

 

Pinellas Sardine Net License

$50.00

Closed Season Spiny Lobster Permit (Planes & Vessels o/t Common Carrier only)

$50.00

Closed Season Spiny Lobster Permit (Wholesale Dealers only)

$100.00

 

 

Shrimp Licenses

 

St. Johns River Commercial Food Shrimp Production License (Credit on SPL)

$250.00

St. Johns River Commercial Shrimp Live Production License (Credit on SPL) (Wholesale Dealer License required)

$250.00

Dead Shrimp Production Permit Resident Tampa Bay

$250.00

Dead Shrimp Production Permit Nonresident Tampa Bay

$1,000.00

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Seafood Dealer Licenses

 

Wholesale Seafood Dealer County Resident

$400.00

Wholesale Seafood Dealer County Nonresident

$600.00

Wholesale Seafood Dealer County Alien

$1,100.00

Wholesale Seafood Dealer State Resident

$550.00

Wholesale Seafood Dealer State Nonresident

$1,100.00

Wholesale Seafood Dealer State Alien

$1,600.00

 

 

Retail Dealer License Central Location Resident

$75.00

Retail Dealer License Central Location Nonresident

$250.00

Retail Dealer License Central Location Alien

$300.00

 

 

Retail Dealer License Other Location Resident

$25.00

Retail Dealer License Other Location Nonresident

$40.00

Retail Dealer License Other Location Alien

$65.00

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Noncommercial Licenses

 

Stone/Blue Crab Depredation Permit (Issued to Aquaculture Producers only)

 Free

 

 

Special Activity Endorsement

 

Chemical Collecting Permit (Quinaldine) (Must hold Marine Life Endorsement)

$25.00

Scientific Research, Educational, Exhibitional, Pompano, Snook, Shellfish Dredge (clams & mussels), Public Purpose, Quinaldine, Indigenous Marine Prohibited Species, Brood stock, Experimental or Innovative Gear.  (Issued by Div. of Marine Fisheries Management) $25 certain licenses; others free
 

 

Marine Trap Certificate Programs

 

To receive a quantity of trap tags, you must have an equal quantity of spiny lobster or stone crab trap certificates on account with the FWC or hold an active blue endorsement.

 

Spiny Lobster Certificate Transactions

 

Spiny Lobster Trap Certificates/Tags

$1.00

Spiny Lobster Trap Replacement Tags

$1.00

Spiny Lobster Trap Tag Replacement Handling Fee

$3 per trans

Spiny Lobster Trap Emergency Replacement Tags

 Cost

Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Transfer

$2/Cert.

Spiny Lobster Trap Certificate Surcharge (applies only to 1st-time transfer outside family)
Fee: 
$5 per Certificate or 25% of the actual market value, whichever is greater.

 

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Stone Crab Certificate Transactions

 

Stone Crap Trap Certificates/Tags

$0.50

Stone Crab Trap Replacement Tags

$0.50

Stone Crab Trap Tag Replacement Handling

$8 per trans

Stone Crab Trap Emergency Replacement Tags

 Cost

Stone Crab Trap Certificate Transfer Fee

$1/Cert

Stone Crab Trap Cert. Transfer (to crew per tag)

$0.50/Cert.

Stone Crab Trap Certificate Surcharge (applies only to 1st-time transfer outside family)
Fee:  $1 per Certificate or 25% of the actual market value, whichever is greater.
 
   
Blue Crab Effort Management Program Transactions  
Blue Crab Trap Tags

$0.50

Blue Crab Trap Replacement Tags

$0.50

Blue Crab Trap Replacement Handling Fee

$8 per trans

Blue Crab Trap Emergency Replacement Tags

 Cost

Blue Crab Endorsement Transfer Fee

No Charge

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