State waters extend to 3 nautical miles on the Atlantic and 9 nautical miles on the Gulf. Federal rules apply beyond state waters.
For the most current state waters regulations: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
For federal regulations: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council).
Recreational hunting and fishing licenses and permits for residents and nonresidents are available at county tax collectors’ offices. In addition, you can buy them from subagents– such as sporting goods stores or other retailers that sell hunting or fishing equipment–and on the Internet or by phone. All license, permit and issuance fees are subject to change by the legislature.
Additional Fishing & Hunting Links