Harassment of Fishermen

Did you know that Florida Statute Section 379.105 prohibits the harassment of fishermen as well as hunters and trappers.

Section Florida Statute Section 379.105(1) prohibits anyone from acting intentionally to:

  • while within a publicly or privately owned wildlife management or fish management area or on any state-owned water body to either:
  • act intentionally to either:
    • Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking of fish, game, or nongame animals by another; or
    • attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent their lawful taking by another.

Pursuant to Section 379.105, a violation of the prohibition on harassing a person fishing, hunting, or trapping is classified as Level Two violation under s. 379.401.