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Florida offers license-free fishing on Sunday

No fishing license will be required for Florida residents this Sunday during the Labor Day weekend.

Gov. Rick Scott and the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that Sept. 1 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day for state residents. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions still apply.

“The license-free fishing day on Sept. 1 is a great way for families to enjoy Florida’s incredible saltwater fishing opportunities during the Labor Day holiday,” Scott said in a statement. “Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World and this license-free weekend is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family who may have never experienced Florida saltwater fishing to enjoy the Sunshine State’s bountiful waters and historic fishing communities.”

License-free fishing days, including freshwater days, were held earlier this year on April 13 and June 8 for freshwater and June 1 for saltwater. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider adding four additional license-free fishing days to the calendar at its Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola. If approved, there will be two more saltwater and two more freshwater license-free fishing days before the end of this year.

An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at License.MyFWC.com. All fishing license fees are used to support Florida fish and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for federal aid in sport fish restoration projects.

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