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Old 08-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hey all, not sure if this is the correct section for this but here goes.

I am looking to get a commercial license for saltwater fishing, but without a restricted species endorsement (cause its not possible to get one when you first get the regular commercial license). My question is what kind of fish are you allowed to sell with a commercial license lacking a restricted species endorsement? I've read all of the material and the problem I have ran across is that FWC conflicts itself on a number of them. i.e on one list blacktip shark are not a restricted species, but on the commercial reg's chart they require a restricted species endorsement? can someone make sense of this? I now have means to actually catch a lot of fish to sell and I just want to get enough money to qualify for the RS endorsement without breaking the law.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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does that include mullet....seen them go both ways....
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:10 AM   #4
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Thanks. That's what i figured, just thought it was weird to see conflicting reports from FWC... no laughs? well i tried.

Mullet is pretty simply spelled out on the site as restricted. meaning you need the RS endorsement to legally sell them or harvest them in commercial quantities.

Interestingly though there is a section on there that is just called "Bait Fish". does this mean baby gulf sturgeon...? or baby red snapper? who knows...
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You can catch and sell white trout or any other non RS fish without the RS. Then if you sell $5000 worth of fish in a 12 month period you get the RS that entitles you to sell any NON REEF fish. In order to sell Reef fish you must have a Federal Reef Permit and they aren't issued any more. The reef permits must be purchased from a holder of one anywhere from $5000 and higher depending on there quota of fish. Discouraging isn't it?
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I dont mind that part so much, its the lack of definition in terms that's discouraging. Almost like they try to set you up for a fine or something.
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