Marine Life Harvesting Regulations Presentation

Recently, I’ve had several questions regarding the legality of harvesting live shells and other marine life such  as fiddler crabs, sand dollars and sea stars. In short, the recreational collection of sea shells is allowed depending on whether or not the harvested sea shell contains a living organism, the type of organism it contains, and where you will be collecting. The following presentation was prepared for county park rangers and resource managers in Collier County. The presentation addresses:

  • Jurisdiction for harvesting marine life in Florida
  • Basic license requirements

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