The fwc strives to increase and diversify participation in fishing throughout florida via an effort known as r3 which stands for recruitment retention and reactivation. License permit information season dates size creel limits and more.
Total length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed together while the fish is lying on its side.
Florida recreational saltwater fishing regulations. Official 2020 florida saltwater fishing rules regulations. Recreational harvesters who are age 16 or older and are otherwise exempt from needing a saltwater fishing license will still be required to complete the no cost online trap registration. Fishing regulations florida saltwater recreational 2019 search myfwc on social media upcoming license free saltwater fishing days june 1 june 2 new artificial reef.
Daily recreational bag limit. 1 april 30 gulf open year round aggregate bag limits apply. Atlantic and gulf none.
As part of the fishery management plan the fwc and the national park service agreed that fwc would develop fishing regulations for the park with the goal of increasing the size. Official florida saltwater fishing regulations summary on post consumer recycled paper. Upon completion each person will receive unique trap identification numbers that must be included on each trap along with the owner s full name and address.
Atlantic closed jan. Reef fish florida saltwater fishing h spearing prohibited must remain in whole condition removal of gills and guts allowed. Atlantic and gulf 1 per vessel per day.
Gulf grouper general. Florida s r3 fishing action plan. 5 only one of which may be 16 inches or longer.
The quick chart is currently being updated and will be back online soon. The r3 initiative helps create the next generation of anglers who have a vested interest in conserving and managing florida s natural. U measured as total length.
Stuart located in martin county is known as the. For example florida freshwater fishing size regulations dictate that anglers limit the number of freshwater game fish they can take in one day to. Rock hind red hind coney and graysby.
In the regulations florida freshwater fishing limits govern both statewide bag and length for specific species and also certain areas. Atlantic 28 fork length gulf 34 fork length season. Pursuant to section 120 74 florida statutes.
Florida saltwater fishing starting july 1 2020 several new regulatory changes aimed at achieving fishery management goals in biscayne national park go into effect. Atlantic open year round.