Fishing and Lobstering

With mangrove shorelines, seagrass meadows, sand flats, reefs and shipwrecks, Biscayne National Park offers diverse fishing experiences. Fishing and other harvesting activities are largely governed by state law. The park works with the State of Florida to promote regulations and ensure the sustainability of fisheries resources. Park resource managers and law enforcement rangers interview visitors fishing in the park to assess their catch and learn more about their experiences. In addition to the following information, anglers are encouraged to visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission website to become familiar with the regulations.
 
Lobster caught in park
Lobster caught in park

Kelly Samardak

It is prohibited to collect tropical/ornamental aquarium species, plants and animals, or harvest giant land crabs in the park. Prohibited species include; goliath and Nassau grouper, queen conch, sawfish, sea turtles, stony and fire corals, sea fans, longspine sea urchins and numerous species of sharks. For the full list, see Florida saltwater fishing regulations.
 
Free fishing clinic! - Learn more about angling in the transparent and aquamarine waters of the park, refresh fish identification skills and become more familiar with fishing regulations. Hear from local fishing guides about how to choose and maintain tackle and gear and pick up a few new fishing techniques. To learn more, visit fisheries awareness page.
 

A Florida recreational saltwater fishing license is required to fish anywhere in the park including the jetty at Convoy Point. Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission page to learn more

Last updated: July 21, 2017

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