New York gets rid of saltwater fishing license

Posted on 26 March 2011

New York's saltwater fishing license is being repealed, according to the Recreational Fishing Alliance.

New York officials have reached an agreement to end the $10 annual license and replace it with a free registry for the state's coastal waters.

Legislators announcing the change said it will cover two years.

"New York's saltwater fishing license was an inferior product from the start, and as consumers, constituents and taxpayers our state's sportfishermen asked that it be replaced," RFA managing director Jim Hutchinson said in a statement. "We're grateful to all those New York legislators who showed what true bipartisan leadership is all about."

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1 Tuesday, 29 March 2011 21:33
joseph serino
Why have a license when the state does nothing for salt-water fishing.
New Jersey Fluke fishing your allowed 6, New York your allowed 2 is that fair? Also, New Jersey Fish is 18", New York is 22", is that fair? New York only caters to commercial Fishermen.