Gov. Scott announced license-free fishing for Florida first responders

Posted at 3:38 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 15:38:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)  - Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. 

"We owe these brave heroes a debt of gratitude, and I am proud to announce this license-free fishing opportunity as a gesture of appreciation and recognition for their service to our state,” said Scott.

Until June 30, 2018, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept official first responder identification in lieu of a Florida fishing license.

Free day-passes to Florida State Parks that can be used on an unlimited basis until October 2018 for all law enforcement officers, first responders and utility workers.