Florida wildlife agency drops plan to enforce charterboat license law

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  1. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/mh-boat-license-lobster-season-20110715,0,4863570.story

    [edit]At issue was a section of Florida law that says no one may operate a boat that charges customers a fee for the purpose of taking a saltwater fish for non-commercial purposes unless the operator has purchased a license for each vessel, which can run from $200 to $2,000 per year. The law mostly has been applied to fishing charterboats, not dive vessels.[/edit]
     
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    So........ Its saying i can start my own charter buisness without a captains liscense?
     

  3. floridanative1028

    floridanative1028 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I think they are talking about the fishing license for the vessel that covers everybody on board.
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    For vessels that do not normally need a commercial fishing license - ie dive boats
     
  5. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    They dredged that one up again---there was already case law ruling against fmp/fwc. Dive boats take out passengers to dive not to fish and anybody taking fish were/are required to have a fishing license.
    Dive boats were careful to point this out to their passengers.....Amen.