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Alabama Saltwater Recreational Fishing License

***ANNUAL LICENSES EXPIRE AUGUST 31 OF EACH YEAR***

A Saltwater Fishing License is required for all persons fishing or possessing fish in saltwater areas of Alabama. (Saltwater Areas Map)

  • RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 ARE EXEMPT. RESIDENTS OVER THE AGE OF 65 ARE EXEMPT.
  • Annual and seven-day trip licenses are available for residents and non-residents
  • This license is also required for cast netting, flounder gigging and recreational crab traps
  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
  • SALTWATER ANGLER REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for residents who are not required to purchase an annual saltwater license such as those 65 or older, have a lifetime saltwater license, or fish exclusively on a pier that has purchased a pier fishing license.  Registration is free.
SALTWATER LICENSE FEES - EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
 
License Alabama Louisiana Florida All Other States
Annual 22.40 90.05 47.95 47.95
Trip 9.50 26.60 30.00 26.60
Pier 6.00 11.00 11.00 11.00
Spear Fishing 6.00 8.50 8.50 8.50
Disabled 1.00 N/A N/A N/A

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Alex and Winn Gathings caught this redfish in 2005
Alex and Winn Gathings caught this redfish in 2005

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