MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Wildlife officials say visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license in April.READ MORE: Royal Family Pays Final Respects To Prince Philip, Funeral Held At St. George's Chapel
On Thursday, Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set the dates for April 4th and 5th.
“Florida is the fishing capital of the world, and fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs across Florida. These designated license-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians and our visitors to enjoy spring weather with their families and loved ones,” said Scott.READ MORE: 60 Years After The Bay Of Pigs Invasion, Many Cuban Americans' Distrust Of The Democratic Party Still Affects National Politics
Freshwater fishing has an annual economic impact (recreational) of $1.7 billion that sustains 14,000 jobs.
While those without a license can fish, all bag limits, seasons and size restrictions still apply.MORE NEWS: Justice Department Sues Roger Stone In Fort Lauderdale Over $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes