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Find FWC fishing regulations via Fish Rules App

By Staff | Jun 24, 2020


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced it is has partnered with Fish Rules App to provide up-to-date information on Florida’s saltwater fishing regulations. In addition, a new freshwater version of the app is being created and is anticipated to be rolled out later this summer.

“FWC staff and law enforcement have been using this tool for years now due to its excellence in keeping Florida anglers up to date on the latest in saltwater fishing regulations,” Division of Marine Fisheries Management Director Jessica McCawley said. “We are thrilled to be able to now support and promote this amazing app to Florida saltwater anglers and expand it to our freshwater anglers, too.”

“We thank Fish Rules App for expanding to make a freshwater version. Our partnership with Fish Rules will strengthen the communication of fishing regulations with our anglers,” Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management Director Jon Fury said. “We look forward to sharing the new version of Fish Rules App with our 1.4 million anglers and encourage them to use the app whenever they are fishing one of Florida’s extraordinary waterbodies.”

“Partnering with FWC means we can more easily communicate fishery regulations with anglers,” app co-creator Albrey Arrington said. “This partnership increases anglers’ confidence when they are on the water that they have a reliable guide to fishing regulations.”

Fishing regulations change depending on location. Enable location services in Fish Rules App and the app will automatically show regulations for an actual location. The app is also partnering with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council that manage fisheries off Florida in federal waters.

Unsure of what species was caught? The app also helps with fish identification. Swipe left or right on pictures of fish to see more pictures and clues on how to identify it. Even sort fish by name or photo.

Have amazing fish photos? Fish Rules is always looking for more photos to add to the app and will need freshwater shots, as well. Share shots by emailing them to photo@fishrulesapp.com. Preferred shots include the fish being held horizontally and taking up as much of the image as possible.

Download the app in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

For more information,visit FishRulesApp.com.