Gov. Scott Announces Free Florida Fishing Licenses

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Gov. Scott Announces Free Florida Fishing Licenses

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Free Florida Fishing Licenses

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott announces free Florida Fishing licenses for all the first responders and law enforcement that are helping with the efforts to rebuild our communities here in Florida after Hurricane Irma. There is no better stress relief than catching some quality freshwater species or even a trophy largemouth bass or peacock bass. Discover new waters in Miami or even on Lake Okeechobee.

SANFORD, Fla. – Today, 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. This is in recognition of their lifesaving work preparing and responding to Hurricane Irma. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept official first responder identification in lieu of a Florida fishing license during this period. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is also offering 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.

Governor Scott said, “Before and after Hurricane Irma, Florida’s brave law enforcement officers and first responders have been tirelessly working around the clock to meet the needs of our families and communities. Even as their own families were evacuating or working to begin the recovery process, they have been putting their own lives on the line to keep our state safe. 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.”

Brian Yablonski, FWC Chairman, said, “These true heroes of hurricane response efforts will be able to enjoy Florida’s world class freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities without buying a fishing license. It is our hope this small token of appreciation will give these dedicated men and women an opportunity to get a break from stressful recovery work so they can relax and enjoy good times fishing with family and friends.”

Source: flgov.com

2017-09-28T13:49:09+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Florida Bass Fishing Lakes, Florida Fishing News, Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Comments Off on Gov. Scott Announces Free Florida Fishing Licenses

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