• David Smith

Florida law enforcement and first responders awarded free fishing licenses


On Sept. 21, 2017, Governor Rick Scott of Florida announced that law enforcement and first responders are being rewarded with license-free fishing because of their hard work during Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. According to Governor Rick Scott's website, “This is in recognition of their life-saving work preparing and responding to Hurricane Irma.” The event will end on June 30, 2018.

According to flgov, Governor Scott said, “Before and after Hurricane Irma, Florida’s brave law enforcement officers and first responders have been tirelessly working around the clock to meet the needs of our families and communities.”

In order for the law enforcement and first responders to get approved to free-license fish, they must go to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They will need to have their licenses and certificates to prove they are law enforcers or first responders.

According to WCTV, Governor Scott said, “We owe these brave heroes a debt of gratitude, and I am proud to announce this license-free fishing opportunity as a gesture of appreciation and recognition for their service to our state.”