Fish Rules

Fisheries managementfor a sustainable tomorrow

The fishing regulation platform that powers state and federal agencies and 700k+ anglers on Fish Rules App.

Trusted by state and federal agencies

We're trusted and used by some of the top agencies in the world.

Hawaii DAR
Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council
South Carolina DNR
Caribbean fisherines management council
South atlantic fisheries management council

Timely Updates

Regulations get pushed to anglers' mobile devices, browsers, and other websites in real time, ensuring they stay legal and informed in the areas they fish.

Higher Efficiency

Stop hard coding fishing regulations! No more manual management of regulations across websites, apps, and other digital media. Update once in fish management, and have all your digital assets updated, including the Fish Rules App.

Increase Reach & Compliance

700k+ users + growing fast, millions of regulation views / month, hundreds of species and thousands of regulations.

Citizen Science

Get anglers involved through citizen science partnerships. Reach opt-in citizen scientists through notifications, micro-surveys, and more.

Reporting & Outreach

Citizen science, fish reporting, tagging, and more.

Regulations usage data

Explore anonymized regulation usage to better understand your fisheries.

Participating citizen-scientist reports

Run your survey, collection data, and citizen science programs through Fish Rules.

Tagging Studies and Programs

You can use Fish Rules to tag fish for any tagging study or program. Get access to these tagged data sets.


Send micro-surveys to users based on a regulatory area and/or species


Send out important information and notices to users in a regulatory area, participating citizen science program, and more.

Use the Fish Rules APIs to power your own applications 🚀

Fish Rules' APIs empowers web, mobile, and other apps with the same data that powers Fish Rules App.

Fish Rules App helps agencies keep anglers up-to-date on regulations, fish identification and so much more. We've been encouraging use of Fish Rules App, known for its quality, for years and are happy to now be an official partner

Jessica McCawley - FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management Director

Dynamic, on-demand printed regulations

We've worked hard to help anglers always stay up to date via mobile apps. Sometimes printed regulations are helpful though. Fish Rules allows users to print their own custom regulation set whenever they want.

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Get in touch

Interested in Fish Rule's regulation API? Or managing regulations across all your digital properites? Use this form to get in contact and a Fish Rules staff member will get right with you.