Which brings me back to the original post......................................
I am not now, nor have I ever been a fan of a salt water fishing license.
If I saw another option, or alternative I would pursue that with whole heart.
The options we have are limited.
Give our money to the US Government, so it too can go into the spend it faster than we can print it bailout programs that will leave us absolutely nothing in return.
Protect the money, put it to use to help our fisheries and opportunities, and access. Put fish ladders at all industrial relic dams for the herring and shad to rebuild historic spawning grounds. Artificial reefs would go a long way to rebuilding deep water stocks and create opportunities in near shore waters for the small boat angler. Most importantly strengthen our voice through known numbers and a common cause to keep the dirty bastards fom stealing more of our hard earned money.
One way or another we are going to have to pay for our love of the oceanic gamefish.
I would rather invest my money, than give it to another corporate bailout, so that half disappears without a trace.