No license required Saturday for saltwater fishing in Florida

'Opportunity to enjoy Florida's beautiful outdoors," Gov. Ron DeSantis says
David Vecchitto works on bringing in a 7-foot Sandbar shark aboard the Striker 1 a few miles off the Miami Beach coast line on July 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Striker 1 is a charter fishing boat used primarily to catch sharks.
Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 11:12:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida is offering anglers the opportunity to fish in saltwater without a license on Saturday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news release that license-free fishing days offer a "special opportunity to enjoy Florida's beautiful outdoors."

"I encourage all Floridians and visitors to take advantage," DeSantis said.

This is one of eight license-free fishing days the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers each year.

FWC executive director Eric Sutton said this is a "great opportunity to introduce someone to fishing for the first time."

All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits still apply.

Click here for a full list of license-free fishing days in Florida.