Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) – Floridians no longer will be able to
fish for free.
Beginning Aug. 1, residents must have licenses for shoreline
saltwater fishing. They’ll cost $7.50 plus administrative and
handling fees when they go on sale July 15.
Florida previously required only out-of-state anglers to get a
shoreline license. The new license will exempt Florida from a
pricier federal license requirement going into effect Jan. 1.
The licenses will be sold at county tax collectors’ offices and
many stores that sell hunting and fishing equipment. They also can
be ordered from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA or online.