With mangrove shorelines, seagrass meadows, sand flats, reefs and shipwrecks, the park offers diverse fishing experiences. Fishing and other harvesting activities are largely governed by state law. The park works with the State of Florida to promote regulations and ensure the sustainability of fisheries resources.
Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary including all natural, artificial and tidal creeks between the islands and along the mainland. Legally taken lobsters may be transported through the sanctuary.
It is prohibited to collect ornamental aquarium species, plants and animals, or harvest giant land crabs in the park. Prohibited species include; goliath and Nassau grouper, queen conch, sawfish, sea turtles, stony and fire corals, sea fans, longspine sea urchins and numerous species of sharks. For the full list, see Florida saltwater fishing regulations.
Last updated: August 8, 2019