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Fishing Regulations - KSC Property

Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:39 PM | Eric Griggs (Administrator)

Fishing/Beach Access Rules for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) & Kennedy Space Center (KSC) http://centerops.ksc.nasa.gov/resource/fish.htm

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  1. Adhere to all federal and state fishing regulations, including those pertaining to size, season, limits, licensing, and fishing equipment
  2. Protect endangered species, don’t disturb turtles, turtle nests (nesting season is May through October), nest markers, numbered wooden stakes, predator screens, light shield, driftwood raceways, or sea turtle skeletal remains, do not feed the wildlife
  3. Protect the delicate ecological environment, do not pick up or remove plants, animals, or historical artifacts
  4. Fish only during daylight hours (daylight hours begin a 1/2 hour after sunrise and end a 1 hour before sunset)
  5. Remove your own trash
  6. Do not clean fish on CCAFS or KSC property
  7. You are limited to two fishing poles per fisherman
  8. Fish at your own risk, alligators, snakes and wild boars inhabit both CCAFS and KSC, so be careful
  9. Do not swim or surf on CCAFS beaches
  10. Firearms, explosives, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  11. Badged personnel must escort non-badged guests
  12. No cooking or fires
  13. Fishing is prohibited:

    1. When islands are closed to entry due to bird nesting (will be posted)
    2. Standing on or anchoring to any portion of the Banana River Bridge
    3. On the north side of NASA Causeway
    4. From any CCAFS Banana River Bank
    5. For commercial purposes for any species, including crabs
    6. When posted as closed due to space operations on either CCAFS or KSC for safety reasons
  1. Vehicle and Boat Restrictions:

 .        Only non-motorized boats are allowed, launch boats only from the designated area on the NASA Causeway and from behind Hangar AF

    1. Boats are restricted to the main body of the Banana River on the south side of NASA Causeway and are not allowed into any inland water entrances along the west side of the Banana River, stay out of areas marked “restricted”, “no entry” or hazardous operational areas
    2. Fishing is allowed in the west body of the Banana River from the South side of the NASA Causeway to the Ship Channel markers, you are not allowed into any island water entrances along the West bank. Crossing the Ship Channel from West to East is prohibited
    3. Park vehicles in designated areas only on the NASA Causeway. Park only on the South side, at least 25 feet off the roadway
    4. Trailers for boats launched at Hangar AF must be parked in the lot south of Bldg #60740 near the picnic pavilion
  1. Authorized fishing/beach areas:

 .        Authorized fishing/beach areas: Fishing and beach walking are limited to 1/4 mile either side of the applicable Dune Crossover

    1. Camera Road A Dune Crossover: Located 1/2 mile south of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse - do not park vehicles to block the dune crossover
    2. Camera Road B Dune Crossover: Located 1/10 mile north of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse - do not park vehicles to block the dune crossover
    3. Complex 34 Dune Crossover: Located approximately 9 miles north of the south Gate just off Phillips Parkway, the beach access is located northeast of the blockhouse and the pad - do not park vehicles to block the dune crossover
    4. Navy Port Area: Fishing is authorized at the Trident and Poseidon Wharfs only, fishing is controlled by the Commanding Officer, NOTU. Fishing “Open” or “Closed” signs will be posted at the port entrance - personnel violating this restriction will lose their privileges for a minimum of one year
    5. NASA Causeway pole fishing from the bank is authorized on the south side shoreline of the Banana River in the areas posted for fishing
  1. Fishing permits issuance/authorized times:

 .        If going thru CCAFS’s Pass and ID Office on NASA Causeway thru Gate 1, Fishermen may bring up to seven guests (4adults and 3 children) and obtain a permit from the Pass and ID Office during on-duty hours, register their guest(s) and receive a one day Fishing Pass for each guest, this pass allows access to-and-from the fishing areas only (by the most direct route) and is not valid anywhere else. CCAFS’s Pass and ID Office hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, except federal holidays.

    1. If going thru KSC’s Badging Station located on SR 405 Gate 3, Fishermen may bring up to seven guests and obtain a permit from the Badging Station duty hours, register their guest(s) and receive a one day Fishing Pass for each guest, this pass allows access to-and-from the fishing areas only (by the most direct route) and is not valid anywhere else. KSC’s Badging Station hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, except federal holidays. When KSC Badging Station is closed Fishing Passes are issued at the perimeter gates.
    2. Fishing on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge/KSC and particularly in the No-Motor Zone requires fishermen to possess a valid Refuge Sport Fishing Permit which can be obtained at the refuge Visitor Center or on the Web at http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/. Or see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife "Fishing Regulations."
  1. Violators of these rules will lose their fishing privileges

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