Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater License-Free Fishing Day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a saltwater license-free fishing day for November 29. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience Florida’s unique saltwater fishing opportunities first hand without being required to have a recreational saltwater fishing license.

Governor Scott said, “Florida is the fishing capital of the world and this saltwater license-free fishing day is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family to the joys of fishing during the holiday season. Florida has many natural treasures and I encourage all Floridians and visitors to head to Florida’s coast and experience Florida saltwater fishing.”

Florida offers eight license-free fishing opportunities a year including four in freshwater and four in saltwater.

An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at All fishing license fees are used to support Florida fish and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects.


All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For fishing tips, locations and rules, visit




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