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Get A Fishing License In Hawaii


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License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
Minor $4.00 N/A
Senior $1.00 N/A
Annual $6.00 $26.00
7-Day Visitor N/A $11.00
30-Day Visitor N/A $21.00

Hawaii is a tropical paradise, and fish species you won’t find anywhere else in the United States can be found here in plenty. Fishing in Hawaii is inclusive of traditional angler fishing and live fish capture and transport, so long as you follow the applicable season and regulations for each fish.

Hawaii is also a very open state for anglers. Marine fishing does not require a permit or license in Hawaii, so long as you don’t sell any of your catch.

However, that doesn't mean that Hawaii has fewer regulations and limits than other states. In fact, it's important to check not only the state regulations and requirements but also the regulations and requirements on each island and individual fisheries.

Be sure to check on allowed equipment, and disallowed equipment, especially if you’re looking to live-capture reef fish for your tank or intend to take fish home for your freezer.

You’ll also need to familiarize yourself with restricted areas, particularly on Hawaii’s marine beaches. While there are no fishing licenses required for marine fishing (the prices below are for fishing in Hawaii’s inland freshwater fisheries), anglers are required to know where they can and cannot fish.

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