Spearfishing Regulations

Spearing is defined as “the catching or taking of a fish by bowhunting, gigging, spearfishing, or any device used to capture a fish by piercing its body. Spearing does not include the catching or taking of a fish by a hook with hook and line gear or by snagging (snatch hooking).” The use of powerheads, bangsticks, and rebreathers remains prohibited.

Each U.S. state has specific regulations for spearfishing. To find out about spearfishing regulations in your state, do a web search for the following:

State + Spearfishing + Regulations

For Florida regulations, click here.

For general fishing regulations for every state, click here.

For outside the U.S., do a web search for the following:

Country + Spearfishing + Regulations

Free Diving Gear Guide

The four fundamental pieces of free diving gear are the mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit. Weight may be required depending on the thickness of your wetsuit. The gear designed today is sophisticated and increases safety, comfort, and performance. Knowing your equipment, maintaining your equipment, and having faith in your equipment is essential for you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the water.   The gear you need is listed at our sister site DivingGearGuide.com: