Roc N Rol wrote: »
No they do not need a license if they are not participating in the hunt
Idlewilde wrote: »
Don't think that is correct. If they are on the boat with saltwater products that have been harvested, then everyone onboard who qualifies for a license, needs one.
Same with fish. If you are offshore (or even inshore), and have say a 24" red grouper in the cooler, then everyone onboard needs a license.
Doug wrote: »
No it IS correct
GeorgeP wrote: »
Been discussed many times on here. If you ain't fishing you don't need a license.
spinfreak wrote: »
But if they pickup a rod (or a scallop, or whatever), even to just move it out of their way, and an LEO see's them, they can be issued a ticket if the LEO chooses to do so. Don't let them touch anything related to fishing/harvesting, and they don't need a license
Split Shot wrote: »
That would be a bit too gestapo-ish. I've never had a problem with a person on my boat without a license as long as they don't engage into fishing.