Virginia annual saltwater license
Individual lifetime saltwater recreational fishing license $ 250.00**
** lifetime licenses are also available for VA residents at lower cost based on age as follows: age 45-50 - $120; age 51-55 - $90; age 56-60 - $60; age 61-64 - $30.
Virginia Saltwater License Boundries
Tidal / Bay Sport Fishing License
Marylands Tidal - Bay Sportfishing License requirement
The license is required beginning Jan.1, 2007.
North Carolinas Coastal Recreational Fishing License
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All S.C. License info opens in pdf
saltwater licence exemptions.
Any resident fishing in saltwater from land or from a structure fixed to the land.
Any person fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid vessel license.
Any person fishing from a vessel, the operator of which has a valid vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel.
Any person who holds a valid saltwater products license (SPL).
Any person fishing for recreational purposes from a pier that has been issued a valid pier saltwater fishing license.
Any resident fishing for a saltwater species in fresh water from land or from a structure fixed to land.
Any resident fishing for mullet in fresh water who has a valid Florida freshwater fishing license.
Florida recreational Saltwater License
Alabamas saltwater License
A saltwater fishing license is required for all persons fishing in saltwater areas of Alabama. Residents and non residents under the age of 16 are exempt.Residents age 65 and over are exempt. residents may fish from a licensed public fishing pier in the inside waters without purchasing a fishing license.
requests a a saltwater stamp endorsement with a red drum tag.
Texas saltwater stamp endorsement
requires a saltwater license. (no details available)
requires a saltwater permit for fishing in the gulf of mexico
Mississippi Saltwater License
requires a striped bass stamp.
Washington state saltwater recreational fishing license
Allows to fish for any species existing in saltwater except shellfish.
A marine license is required to angle for or land all species except smelt.
Regs and License info. opens in Pdf
Note** In GEORGIA
you need a freshwater license to fish in Saltwater.
Fishing Licenses and seasons
Starting June 15th, 2009
Saltwater Lisc. will be
required in the state of CT.
The STATE OF DELAWARE
will institute a system using what is called a fin number that went into effect Jan. 1. 2009 This number is added to the license for purposes of data recovery for the NMFS
Once all Delaware fishermen have obtained a F.I.N. number and the National Marine Fisheries Service has a copy of Delaware’s saltwater angler registry, Delaware will be exempt from the federal marine recreational fishing registry and future federal registry charges.
The state has also has added this clause to their license that was instituted beginning in 2008, something that other state legislatures should take a hard look at especially if they want to be re-elected.
Surf Fishing Permit
- Residents and non-residents are exempt from fishing license requirements if they are the operator of a vehicle with a valid Delaware surf fishing vehicle permit when that vehicle is located on a designated Delaware State Park beach. Other occupants of that vehicle are required to have a fishing license if they are fishing.
A fishing license now covers both fresh and tidal waters, and for the first time, Delaware residents and non-residents fishing tidal waters must be licensed. License cost is the same for residents ($8.50) as in years past, whether fishing fresh or tidal waters, but costs more for non-residents who will fish either.
When will the license requirements become effective?
Beginning October 1, 2009, all anglers, required to do so, must have a recreational marine fishing license.
[Note: there is pending legislation that may delay the effective date of the implementation of the recreational marine fishing license until January 1, 2010
Residents will pay only $10 for an annual license
The non-resident charge is $15, and there's also a $10 seven-day license or a daily fee of $5. Vessels for hire will be charged an additional $450 on top of the fee they're already paying in order to cover their passengers.
Jan. 1, 2010
$7.00 for a resident, $10.00 for a non from a non reciprocal state. Money is protected
BILL VETOED by The R.I. Governor citing Bill is against the R.I. constitution
JAN 5 2010
The House and Senate voted to override Carcieri's veto of a bill to ban recreational saltwater fishing in Rhode Island without a fishing license. The license will cost $7 for state residents, $10 for those who don’t live in Rhode Island, and will be free for residents who are 65 or older or in active military service. Seven-day licenses would also be offered for $5 for both residents and nonresidents.
BOSTON – Tuesday, November 24, 2009 – Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation creating a state saltwater fishing registry that requires saltwater anglers to purchase permits to fish in Massachusetts coastal waters starting in 2011, with proceeds benefitting state marine fisheries programs that improve public access and resource management
- A saltwater license was approved by the NH State Legislature and signed by the Governor. The license will go into effect January 1, 2011, and will cost $15 for residents and non-residents.
MAINE Summary of the New DMR Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry, Effective January 1, 2011
Maine residents who do not purchase a Maine freshwater fishing license who wish to fish for or catch striped bass will need to purchase the Striped Bass Endorsement for $5.
Non-residents who wish to fish for or catch striped bass will need to purchase the Striped Bass Endorsement for $15.