Parrotfish

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Regulations

Notice to anglers: regulations on this page are location specific. Depending on your location, you could be in multiple regulation areas. To ensure you're looking at regulations based on your current location or latitude/longitude, Download the Fish Rules App and enable location services for the best and most accurate experience.

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  • Additional Notes
    State regulations may apply.

    To see state regulations: tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs are in your state's waters (within 3 miles of shore), then tap Set Location. Confirm state waters are listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Additional Notes
    State regulations may apply.

    To see state regulations: tap the blue location bar at the bottom of the app, tap Map Location, then zoom in/out and drag the map so the crosshairs are in your state's waters (within 3 miles of shore), then tap Set Location. Confirm state waters are listed in blue at the top of the screen. Once you tap the white X at the top left of the screen, you will see the relevant state regulations.

  • Gear Marine Life

  • License Required
    Recreational saltwater fishing license

  • Additional Notes
    Parrotfish bag limit = zero when fishing for dinner.
    State regulations apply in Federal waters. Sale of recreationally caught organisms is prohibited.

    Parrotfish are regulated by FWC as aquarium species, so you may collect them if you intend on displaying them in a saltwater aquarium. For more detailed regulations, see see MyFWC.com/AquariumSpecies.
    If you harvest any aquarium species, they must be kept alive and landed alive. They must be maintained in a continuously circulating live well, aeration or oxygenation system of adequate size to maintain these organisms in a healthy condition is required.

  • Gear Marine Life

  • License Required
    Recreational saltwater fishing license

  • Additional Notes
    Parrotfish bag limit = zero when fishing for dinner.
    State regulations apply in Federal waters. Sale of recreationally caught organisms is prohibited.

    Parrotfish are regulated by FWC as aquarium species, so you may collect them if you intend on displaying them in a saltwater aquarium. For more detailed regulations, see see MyFWC.com/AquariumSpecies.
    If you harvest any aquarium species, they must be kept alive and landed alive. They must be maintained in a continuously circulating live well, aeration or oxygenation system of adequate size to maintain these organisms in a healthy condition is required.

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here