Saltwater fishing licenses are sold at county tax collectors' offices and many bait and tackle shops. The cost differs for residents and non-residents. The law states that anyone who takes, attempts to take or possesses marine fish for non-commercial purposes must have a saltwater fishing license.
You do not need a license if you are:
+ A Florida resident fishing from land or a structure fixed to the land _ a pier, bridge, dock, floating dock, jetty or similar structure.
n A Florida resident 65 or older.
+ A Florida resident who is a member of the U.S. military stationed outside Florida and here on leave for 30 days or less (you must submit your orders as proof).
+ A Florida resident fishing for mullet in fresh water with a valid Florida freshwater fishing license.
+ A Florida resident fishing for saltwater fish in fresh water from land or from a structure fixed to the land.
+ Fishing from a boat that has a valid recreational vessel saltwater fishing license.
+ Younger than 16.
+ A non-resident fishing from a pier that has a valid pier saltwater fishing license.
_ TERRY TOMALIN