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13 year old and bag limit

chiliandochiliando Posts: 609 Officer
Taking a friend his son fishing this weekend. His son is 13. The kid can keep his limit with no license? Correct?


  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    Yep- but (technically) only if he catches them...
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • chiliandochiliando Posts: 609 Officer
    Thanks. If anyone catches his limit (yellowtails) it will be the kid. Kinda the point of taking him with us!
  • NOAA-EnforcementNOAA-Enforcement Panhandle of Florida (Niceville)Posts: 202 Moderator
    He can in federal waters.
    My purpose on this site is to help everyone understand Federal Fishery Regulations and to provide information. Working with the Florida Sportsman is a collateral (volunteer) duty I asked for and enjoy; I will only give you an answer that I’m willing to put my name on and stand behind. Sometimes that means checking with other agents/offices in the area of concern.
    Please Stay Safe And Have A Wonderful Day.
    Special Agent Allan Coker
    NOAA's Office For Fishery Law Enforcement
  • chiliandochiliando Posts: 609 Officer
  • Catch 22Catch 22 Posts: 1,526 Captain
    He can in federal waters.

    Does that mean he can't in state waters?
    I have never purchased fish at the market or restaurant and I never will.
  • DBLDBL Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Catch 22 wrote: »
    Does that mean he can't in state waters?

    Unless something unexpected happened, under 16 years old in state needs no license. Bag and length limits apply. He/you should be fine. My son gets his no problem. Have fun!
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