This was posted by local news today. The shoreline license is the point of interest but I have included the entire article.
A new fee to fish in Florida
Reported by: Mike Vasilinda
Last Update: 4:54 pm
Shoreline fishing FAQs
TALLAHASSEE, FL--Unless you are receiving Food Stamps or other government assistance, today was the last day you can fish from shore in Florida without a new shoreline license.
The license is $7.50 but subject to additional handling fees which could push it up to $9.
As many as 338 thousand people are expected to need a shoreline license. But because the requirement is so new, anglers may get a break for a couple of days.
“The officers are not going to lock you up. He’s going to suggest that before you come back out here tomorrow, you need to get the license,” said Henry Cabbage a Fish & Wildlife spokesman.
Boaters also now face a host of new regulations.
From now on, anyone born after January 1st, 1988 will have to have had a boating safety class.”
But evidence shows the majority of boating accidents are caused by people over 21 who started boating later in life.
David Lewis took a safety course years ago.
“Well it was a good course and it taught a good deal about seamanship, but it didn’t have the components of the course that involved the practical realities of operating a boat,” said Lewis.
Tearing up sea grass beds will cost you 50 dollars for the first time. A fourth offense will clip you for a thousand dollars.
The legislation also increases the fee to register a boat from another state by six dollars.
Kids will now have to wear life jackets until they are ten instead of just six.
Shonja Metcalf says the lifesavers are a must for her kids. “If the boats in gear, if the boats on, they’re wearing life jackets.”
The state is also lowering the blood alcohol level to make it easier to throw the book at really drunk boaters.