A Saltwater Fishing License is required for all persons fishing or possessing fish in saltwater areas of Alabama. (Saltwater Areas Map)
All licenses expire on August 31.
- Residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 are exempt from needing a license. Residents age 65 and over are also 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 - UPDATED AUGUST 25, 2017
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