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So IF that is true then the OP should be able to dock his fish in FL and drive them wherever to clean them. This is assuming you caught them in federal waters, came home through FL, docked in FL and have a FL fishing license.
You're comparing apples to oranges as for Catching and Buying. If you Bought the fish at the market, you'd have proof with the sales receipt that the fish were bought and not caught.murfpcola said, As far as cleaning fish goes, can’t I buy whole snapper from Joe Pattis and take them with me to my parents in AL?
I don't see a problem if he has Fl Saltwater License, docking in Fl., catching fish in Fl/Fed waters, returning to Fl port, and leaving with said fish, regardless of what state registration the boat is registered.
I personally, if I was only 1/2 mile from AL/Fl state lines, would run parallel to shortest distance into Fl waters, go catch my fish and return the same route as I left. But that's just me.