Required by any boat carrying, for a fee, one or more persons fishing in salt and brackish waters of Alabama south of a line beginning at the intersection of the Mississippi state line and U.S. Interstate Highway 10 running east along I-10 to the intersection of the CSX railroad, following the CSX railroad north and east to the intersection of the Alabama Highway 225, following AL Hwy 225 south to the intersection of U.S. Hwy 31, following U.S. Hwy 31, following U.S. Hwy 31 to the intersection of U.S. Hwy 98, following U.S. Hwy 98 south in Baldwin County along the recreational salt/freshwater line as established by 220-2.42.
Commercial party boats fishing only in federal waters are required to have this license to allow passengers to possess fish in the waters of Alabama.
Applicant must provide evidence of a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credential for operating a for-hire passenger vessel before purchasing this license.
Party boats must display the identification decal issued by the Marine Resources Division on the starboard side of the vessel so as to be easily viewed by a passing vessel.
Passengers on a licensed commercial party boat may fish in Alabama waters and land fish caught in state or federal waters without purchasing an Alabama Saltwater Fishing License.
COST OF LICENSE:
- BOAT CERTIFIED FOR UP TO SIX PASSENGERS: $241.00
- SEVEN TO TWENTY-FIVE PASSENGERS: $361.00
- OVER TWENTY-FIVE PASSENGERS: $601.00
This fee includes the $1.00 issuance fee. These prices reflect Alabama resident license fees. Non-residents need to contact the Marine Resources Division for pricing.