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Saltwater fishing fee-free this Sunday

Posted Aug 26, 2013 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Aug 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Florida requires an annual license for anyone over age 16 to enjoy fresh or saltwater fishing.

But for a few days each year, the license fee is waived and everyone can fish for free.

On Sunday, Sept. 1 saltwater fishing will be allowed for free for anyone who wishes to participate.

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational activity requiring a saltwater fishing license including crabbing, scalloping, etc. as well as fishing from shore or from a boat.

The annual fee is normally around $17.

For more information about recreational licensing rules and limits in Florida, visit http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/do-i-need-a-license/free-fishing/

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