Chapter 68B-2 General
Chapter 68B-3 Local Laws
Chapter 68B-4 Gear Specifications and Prohibited Gear
Chapter 68B-5 Miscellaneous
Chapter 68B-6 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Chapter 68B-7 Biscayne National Park
Chapter 68B-8 Marine Special Activity License Program
Chapter 68B-11 The Biscayne Bay-Card Sound Spiny Lobster Sanctuary
Chapter 68B-12 King Mackerel Resource Renewal
Chapter 68B-13 Stone Crabs
Chapter 68B-14 Reef Fish
Chapter 68B-15 Sturgeon
Chapter 68B-16 Queen Conch
Chapter 68B-17 Hard Clams
Chapter 68B-18 Bay Scallops
Chapter 68B-19 Cobia
Chapter 68B-20 Spearing: Bow Hunting, Gigging, and Spearfishing
Chapter 68B-21 Snook
Chapter 68B-22 Red Drum (Redfish)
Chapter 68B-23 Spanish Mackerel
Chapter 68B-24 Spiny Lobster (Crawfish) and Slipper Lobster
Chapter 68B-25 Tampa Bay
Chapter 68B-26 Southwest Florida Shells
Chapter 68B-27 Oysters
Chapter 68B-28 Sponges
Chapter 68B-29 Sardines
Chapter 68B-30 King Mackerel – Atlantic Fishery
Chapter 68B-31 Shrimp
Chapter 68B-32 Tarpon
Chapter 68B-33 Billfish and Spearfish
Chapter 68B-34 Bonefish
Chapter 68B-35 Pompano, African Pompano, and Permit
Chapter 68B-36 Black Drum
Chapter 68B-37 Spotted Seatrout
Chapter 68B-38 Shrimping and Trapping: Closed Areas and Seasons
Chapter 68B-39 Mullet
Chapter 68B-41 Dolphin
Chapter 68B-42 Marine Life
Chapter 68B-43 Bluefish
Chapter 68B-44 Sharks and Rays
Chapter 68B-45 Blue Crab
Chapter 68B-46 Horseshoe Crabs
Chapter 68B-47 Weakfish
Chapter 68B-48 Flounder
Chapter 68B-49 Tripletail
Chapter 68B-50 Baitfish Trawl Fisheries
Chapter 68B-51 Jellyfish
Chapter 68B-52 Shad and River Herring
Chapter 68B-53 Calico Scallops
Chapter 68B-54 Blue Land Crabs
Chapter 68B-55 Trap Retrieval and Trap Debris Removal
Chapter 68B-56 Ballyhoo
Chapter 68B-57 Wahoo
Chapter 68B-58 Swordfish
Chapter 68B-59 Sheepshead
Chapter 68B-60 Barracuda
Chapter 68B-61 Blue Runner
Chapter 68B-62 Blackfin Tuna

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Division 68B

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Atlantic fishery: means all Florida waters of the Atlantic Ocean north of a line extending due east of the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line and all king mackerel in those waters (consistent with the Federal Standard established in 50 C. See Florida Regulations 68B-30.002
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bag: means any container holding an amount of culled shellstock equal to the volume of two five-gallon buckets, one ten-gallon bucket, or sixty pounds. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Bay: means all waters within St. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Closed season: means that specified period of time during which harvest is prohibited. See Florida Regulations 68B-55.001
  • Commission: means the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cull: means to sort oysters immediately after they are taken out of the water, discarding oysters which are not of legal size, and cleaning mud, bedding shell, and other debris off of those retained that are legal size. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fishable trap: means a trap that has 6 intact sides and at least two of the following elements:     (a) Buoy. See Florida Regulations 68B-55.001
  • Fishery Participant Organization: means a group of commercial fishermen all of whom possess a current saltwater products license and a blue crab, stone crab or spiny lobster endorsement. See Florida Regulations 68B-55.001
  • Fishing pier: means a platform extending from shore over water, used primarily to provide a means for persons to harvest or attempt to harvest fish therefrom. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Fishing tournament: as used in this chapter , means a fishing competition involving 50 or more participants that has written rules and regulations, requires an entry fee, and awards prizes to competitors. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • FWC: means the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Harvest: means the catching or taking of a fish by any means whatsoever, followed by a reduction of such fish to possession. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Harvest: means the taking of oysters by any means whatsoever, followed by a reduction of such oysters to possession. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Land: when used in conjunction with the harvest of a fish, means the physical act of bringing the harvested fish ashore. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Native redfish: means any redfish harvested from waters subject to the jurisdiction of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the State of Florida. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Northeast Region: means all state waters lying north of the Flagler-Volusia County Line to the Florida-Georgia border, and adjacent federal Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Northwest Region: means all state waters north and west of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway (28°9. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Oyster: means any wild or feral mollusk of the species Crassostrea virginica. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any natural person, firm, entity or corporation. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • redfish: means any fish of the species Sciaenops ocellatus, or any part thereof. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shellstock: means shellfish which remain in their shells. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Spearing: means the catching or taking of a fish by bow hunting, gigging, spearfishing, or by any device used to capture a fish by piercing the body. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Spearing: means the catching or taking of a fish by bow hunting, gigging, spearfishing, or by any device used to capture a fish by piercing the body. See Florida Regulations 68B-30.002
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Tolerance: means the allowable deviation in size from size limits prescribed in this chapter. See Florida Regulations 68B-27.013
  • Total length: means the straight line distance from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed, to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed, while the fish is lying on its side. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Trap: means legal harvesting gear as authorized in Rule Fla. See Florida Regulations 68B-55.001
  • Trap debris: means any piece of a trap, or any combination of such pieces not constituting a fishable trap. See Florida Regulations 68B-55.001
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Vessel: means and includes every description of water craft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, including nondisplacement craft and any aircraft designed to maneuver on water. See Florida Regulations 68B-22.002
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.