This is not an official copy of the laws or regulations. This explanation of the laws and regulations is correct as of the date specified. Before taking part in this fishery please call 251-861-2882 or 215-968-7576 or explore this website for updated information. It is the fisherman's responsibility to know the laws and regulations in effect at any given time.
A saltwater fishing license is required for ALL PERSONS FISHING OR POSSESSING FISH IN SALTWATER AREAS OF ALABAMA. Residents and non-residents under the age of 16 are exempt. Residents age 65 and over are exempt. Residents may fish from a licensed public fishing pier in the inside waters without purchasing a fishing license. A saltwater fishing license is also required if using a cast net, gig, bow, crab trap, or spearfishing.
Alabama residents 65 or older, lifetime saltwater license holders, and those fishing from licensed public fishing piers must be registered with the Alabama Saltwater Angler Registry.