FWC commission names June 1, Sept. 1 license-free fishing days

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM.

CRESTVIEW — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday selected June 1 and Sept. 1 as this year's saltwater license-free fishing days.

The requirement to have a recreational fishing license will be waived on these days for Florida’s residents and visitors who saltwater fish.

All other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days.

The commission offers four license-free fishing days  — two saltwater and two freshwater— each year. While it annually selects new saltwater license-free fishing days, freshwater license-free fishing days are always the first Saturday in April and the second Saturday in June.

This year’s freshwater license-free fishing days are  April 6 and June 8.

This year’s June 1 saltwater and the June 8 freshwater license-free days are during National Fishing and Boating Week. This week promotes boating and fishing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities.

In 2012, 37 states had at least one license-free fishing day during this annual event.

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