There lies some of the confusion. When you read that it states that a license is required for "sport fishing". It also refers to a new regulation that requires the "three main species", tarpon, permit and bonefish to be catch and release.
Most believe that is written to require a license for those "sport fishing" just as a license is required for commercial fishing and when doing so, if a permit, tarpon or bonefish is caught, they must be released.
And, with the maximum penalty being six months in jail, just think what would happen to tourism if they had caught McAfee fishing without a license and thru him in jail for six months.
Or Azbob and Captain Jeff.
PS: unfortunatly I don't think this discussion has answered the original question. If someone could contact Billie Leslie, President of the San Pedro Tour Guides Assoc., maybe he could answer the question or better yet, direct those interested to the information if it is published anywhere. That is published anywhere in a fashion that could be understood.