FWC offering license-free fishing events in June

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will allow residents and visitors alike to go fishing in Florida without a license over two specific weekends this month.
License-free fishing for freshwater will be June 4 and 5, and license-free fishing for salt water will be held June 11 and 12.
While the fishing license requirements are waived for all recreational anglers during these dates, all other rules – including seasons, bag and size limits – still apply.
“License-free fishing days provide a fun opportunity for new anglers to try fishing for the first time or experienced anglers to introduce a friend or family member to a new hobby,” said a FWC spokesperson in a press release Wednesday.
The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational activity requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.), whether fishing from shore or a boat.  A snook or spiny lobster permit also are not required on these days, however, always make sure to check recreational regulations.
For more information on fishing in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing. Fish all year with a Florida fishing license, available by visiting GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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