Florida utility workers allowed to fish license free

Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 15:26:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)  - Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida utility workers will also be able to enjoy license-free fishing.

Utility workers will now be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018.

This comes after Scott made announcement that license-free fishing would be offered to first responders and law enforcement.

Governor Scott said, “Florida’s utility workers have worked around the clock to turn the lights back on in communities throughout our state and we are thankful for their relentless commitment and hard work. Since Hurricane Irma, utility workers have restored power to more than 6.7 million homes and businesses, helping Floridians get back on their feet and recover from this devastating storm. I am proud today to offer this license-free fishing opportunity to our utility workers as a thank you for their great work and commitment to getting Florida’s power back on.”

Utility workers will also now qualify for free day passes to Florida State Parks.