The coast guard keeps an eye on the sea

Coast guard

What can I do and not do if I go fishing on the beach?

You would like to go fishing on the beach, but you are not sure what is allowed and what not?
Keep the following rules in mind:
o flat nets buried in the sand have to have a minimum mesh size of 70mm
o Prohibition on the use of gill or tangle nets

Beware: a lot of coastal municipalities have their own local police regulations!

More questions? Contact our coast guard partner Sea Fisheries Service at


United States
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Rules at sea