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