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VIRGINIA
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

MARYLAND
Tidal / Bay Sport Fishing License
Marylands Tidal - Bay Sportfishing License requirement
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/saltwaterAR.html

NORTH CAROLINA The license is required beginning Jan.1, 2007.
North Carolinas Coastal Recreational Fishing License

SOUTH CAROLINA
Why Buy? info

All S.C. License info opens in pdf

FLORIDA 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

ALABAMA
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.

TEXAS requests a a saltwater stamp endorsement with a red drum tag.
Texas saltwater stamp endorsement

LOUISIANNA requires a saltwater license. (no details available)

MISSISSIPPI requires a saltwater permit for fishing in the gulf of mexico
Mississippi Saltwater License

CALIFORNIA requires a striped bass stamp.
California requirements

WASHINGTON
Washington state saltwater recreational fishing license
Allows to fish for any species existing in saltwater except shellfish.

OREGON
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

CONNECTICUT
Starting June 15th, 2009 Saltwater Lisc. will be required in the state of CT.
$10.00 resident
$15.00 non-resident
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2696&Q=322716

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
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/News/...siteAvailableforAnglerstoObtainFINNumber.aspx
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.

NEW YORK
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/54950.html
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
RHODE ISLAND
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bpoladm/manserv/hfb/boating/commfish.htm
$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

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RHODE ISLAND
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.

MASSACHUSETTS
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

NEW HAMPSHIRE - 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.


 

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Re: States requiring Saltwater Licenses

Once anglers have registered, they may fish anywhere in U.S. federal waters, or in tidal waters for anadromous species, regardless of the region or regions they specified in their registration. The registration will be valid for one year from its date of issue. Anglers must comply with applicable state licensing requirements when fishing in state waters.
Saltwater anglers will be able to register online or by calling a toll-free telephone number that will be publicized, and will receive a registration certificate. Anglers will need to carry this certificate (or their state license from an exempt state) and produce it to an authorized enforcement officer if requested.
No fee will be charged in 2010.
An estimated fee of $15 to $25 per angler will be charged starting in 2011.
Anglers who fish only on licensed party, charter, or guide boats would not be required to register with NOAA since these vessels are surveyed separately from angler surveys. Those who hold angler permits to fish for highly migratory species, such as tunas or swordfish, and those fishing under commercial fishing licenses will also be exempt. Anglers registered or permitted to fish in a formal state or federal subsistence fishery will also be exempt, as will anglers under 16.
NOAA received nearly 500 comments from anglers, state officials, and fishing and environmental organizations on its proposed national registry rule during the comment period from June 12 until Aug. 21. The registry is one component of the agency's new Marine Recreational Information Program, an initiative to enhance data collection on recreational catch and effort.
To read the final registry rule and other information about the Marine Recreational Information Program, go to: http://www.countmyfish.noaa.gov
 

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They got this slipped through recently by attaching it to another bill that had already been through all the necessary committees. A little political slight of hand there :biglaff:
 

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Rhode Island's Saltwater license vetoed by Governor Carcieri
Federal Registry will begin in 2011.

Because of Carcieri's veto, Rhode Island joins Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia and Hawaii in being required to implement federal registrations.
Some of those states are still working on state licensing.

The bill passed, 27 to 8, in the Senate, and 39 to 8 in the House.

The Governor's position is that this component of the Magnuson Act flies in the face of the Rhode Island Constitution.
 

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Re: Rhode Island Saltwater License

Hypothetical questions.

If you live in an inland state and fish R.I. or N.J. lets say.
Federal registry counts for where?
Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Hawaii, or only for the state where you purchase the privaledge of Federal registration?
What about the 15 bucks for N.Y. State to fish for the last two months of 2009. Reciprocity with whom? Ct?

These states loose out in Tourism money. For what - 25 bucks?
 

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Hypothetical questions.

If you live in an inland state and fish R.I. or N.J. lets say.
Federal registry counts for where?
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Federal saltwater angler registrations will include an angler's name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and the regions where they intend to fish. This information will be used by NOAA to conduct surveys on fishing effort and amounts of fish caught. Once anglers have registered, they may fish anywhere in U.S. federal waters, or in tidal waters for anadromous species, regardless of the region or regions they specified in their registration. The registration will be valid for one year from its date of issue. Anglers must comply with applicable state licensing requirements when fishing in state waters.
Saltwater anglers will be able to register online or by calling a toll-free telephone number that will be publicized, and will receive a registration certificate. Anglers will need to carry this certificate (or their state license from an exempt state) and produce it to an authorized enforcement officer if requested. No fee will be charged in 2010. An estimated fee of $15 to $25 per angler will be charged starting in 2011.

Individuals who hold a Highly Migratory Species angling permit, or a state or federal permit to participate in a subsistence fishery program, will be exempt from registering.
 

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How's Mass. looking for the saltwater license?
GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS SALTWATER FISHING PERMIT LAW

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.

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23 U.S. Coastal States -

Only Maine - New Hampshire -Rhode Island - and New Jersey
Did not implement a Recreational saltwater license. If you wish to fish these waters in 2010 you will need to register with the National Saltwater Angler Registry
http://www.countmyfish.noaa.gov/mrip/aboutus/organization/who_needs_angler_registry.html

Please Note: Online and telephone registration will begin January 1, 2010.

Who Will Need to Register?
Beginning January 1, 2010, recreational fishermen will need to sign up with the new National Saltwater Angler Registry if they:
DO NOT hold a saltwater fishing license from a state where they are automatically registered
  • DO fish for or catch anadromous species in tidal waters; these are fish like striped bass, smelt, shad or river herring that spend part of their lives in fresh water and part in saltwater. OR …
  • DO fish in the Federal waters more than three miles from the ocean shore or from the mouth of harbors, bays and rivers. OR
  • DO NOT meet any of the exceptions in the law
Atlantic Ocean states:

Maine
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New Jersey
New York
Delaware
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida

Pacific Ocean states
California
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
Hawaii

Gulf of Mexico states
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas
 

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Maine:

LD 1432 (SP 516), An Act to create a Saltwater Fishing Registry ("free"). Returned to Marine Resources Committee, 6/15/09 - Carried over to any special or regular session of the 124th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 1053.

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billtexts/SP051601.asp

LD1331 An Act Regarding Saltwater Recreational Fishing returned to Marine Resources Committee, 6/13/09 - Carried over to any special or regular session of the 124th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 1053.

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billtexts/HP093501.asp

New Hampshire:

HB 481 License Bill passed both Houses, Governor signed 06/15/2009. $15 for resident and nonresident individuals effective January 1, 2011.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB0481.html

Massachusetts:

H4309, S2200 Governor signed 11/24/2009. Fees yet to be determined, effective January 1, 2011.

http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw09/sl090161.htm

Rhode Island:

H 6226, S969 An Act Relating to Fish And Wildlife, 06/18/2009 House passed as amended (floor amendment). Resident $7.00, non - $10.00.10/26/2009, 10/29/09 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment), 11/04/2009 Vetoed by Governor.

http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h6226aa.htm

Connecticut:

H.B. No. 5875 Passed 6/2/2009, signed by Governor 7/1/2009. $10 for residents and $15 for non residents.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/ACT/PA/2009PA-00173-R00HB-05875-PA.htm


New Jersey:

Senate 2194 tabled by Environment Committee 12/03/09,

Assembly Bill 3252 unanimously passed by AssemblyAgriculture and Natural Resources Committee,11/13/2008 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2194_I1.HTM

New York:

S. 59-B, A. 159-B 04/07/2009 signed chapter 59 laws of 2009. Resident annual marine fishing license - $10. Non-resident annual marine fishing license - $15.

http://www.nyls.org/?id=60


Maryland:

Throughout 2009, Maryland will be engaging with fishermen to determine the most efficient way to capture the information on anglers. In addition, Maryland will be working with NOAA to evaluate all exemption options and registry needs. Currently Maryland does not collect the required contact information (angler's phone number) with a license sale, and several fishing license exemptions (e.g. boat license and coastal fishing) do not comply with the angler registry. We must think creatively about how to capture this information. Legislation will be need to amend Maryland's license system to meet the angler registry needs.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/saltwaterAR.html

Virginia:

October 29, 2009: The General Assembly has released a report by the Commission that responds to Senate Joint Resolution 397 pertaining to meeting the requirements of the National Saltwater Angler Registry. The report describes options to allow Virginia to participate in the new National Registry after 2009 by providing saltwater recreational fisherman contact data from a revised saltwater licensing system or through an alternate angler registration system.

This option requires most anglers to purchase the individual saltwater license and would generate approximately $1.2 million in additional license fees and up to $2.0 million in additional federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds.

A second option requires the design and implementation of a state-level registration program and leaves intact the existing state licensing program. The estimated costs to implement this option are $145,000 - $445,000.

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/SD102009/$file/SD10.pdf
 

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SO, since NY implemented it's own license before the Feds could, what does this mean as far as using my NY "saltwater" license in one of the other states?
S. 59--B A. 159--B

S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

January 7, 2009

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43 7. RECIPROCITY IN BOUNDARY WATERS. IF PERSONS HOLDING RECREATIONAL
44 MARINE FISHING LICENSES ISSUED UNDER THE NEW YORK FISH AND WILDLIFE LAW
45 ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE LICENSES ISSUED BY A STATE NAMED IN PARAGRAPH
46 A, B OR C OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHEN FISHING IN THAT PART OF THE WATERS,
47 SPECIFIED IN SUCH PARAGRAPH, WHICH LIES WITHIN THAT STATE THEN, IN SUCH
48 CASE, A PERSON HOLDING A SIMILAR LICENSE ISSUED BY SUCH STATE MAY, WITH-
49 OUT A RECREATIONAL MARINE FISHING LICENSE ISSUED UNDER THE NEW YORK FISH
50 AND WILDLIFE LAW, TAKE FISH AS PROVIDED IN THIS TITLE, FROM THAT PART OF
51 SUCH WATERS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH A, B OR C OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHICH
52 LIES WITHIN THIS STATE:
53 A. LICENSE ISSUED BY CONNECTICUT: THOSE PARTS OF LONG ISLAND SOUND
54 LYING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT.

S. 59--B 54 A. 159-B

1 B. LICENSE ISSUED BY NEW JERSEY: THOSE PARTS OF NEW YORK HARBOR,
2 HUDSON RIVER, KILL VAN KULL, ARTHUR KILL, RARITAN BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEAN
3 LYING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.
4 C. LICENSE ISSUED BY RHODE ISLAND: THOSE PARTS OF LONG ISLAND SOUND,
5 BLOCK ISLAND SOUND AND ATLANTIC OCEAN LYING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND RHODE
6 ISLAND.

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http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00159&sh=t
 

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S. 59--B A. 159--B

S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

January 7, 2009

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43 7. RECIPROCITY IN BOUNDARY WATERS. IF PERSONS HOLDING RECREATIONAL
44 MARINE FISHING LICENSES ISSUED UNDER THE NEW YORK FISH AND WILDLIFE LAW
45 ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE LICENSES ISSUED BY A STATE NAMED IN PARAGRAPH
46 A, B OR C OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHEN FISHING IN THAT PART OF THE WATERS,
47 SPECIFIED IN SUCH PARAGRAPH, WHICH LIES WITHIN THAT STATE THEN, IN SUCH
48 CASE, A PERSON HOLDING A SIMILAR LICENSE ISSUED BY SUCH STATE MAY, WITH-
49 OUT A RECREATIONAL MARINE FISHING LICENSE ISSUED UNDER THE NEW YORK FISH
50 AND WILDLIFE LAW, TAKE FISH AS PROVIDED IN THIS TITLE, FROM THAT PART OF
51 SUCH WATERS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH A, B OR C OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHICH
52 LIES WITHIN THIS STATE:
53 A. LICENSE ISSUED BY CONNECTICUT: THOSE PARTS OF LONG ISLAND SOUND
54 LYING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT.

S. 59--B 54 A. 159-B

1 B. LICENSE ISSUED BY NEW JERSEY: THOSE PARTS OF NEW YORK HARBOR,
2 HUDSON RIVER, KILL VAN KULL, ARTHUR KILL, RARITAN BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEAN
3 LYING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.
4 C. LICENSE ISSUED BY RHODE ISLAND: THOSE PARTS OF LONG ISLAND SOUND,
5 BLOCK ISLAND SOUND AND ATLANTIC OCEAN LYING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND RHODE
6 ISLAND.

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http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00159&sh=t
Thanks. Clear as mud,huh?
 

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SO, since NY implemented it's own license before the Feds could, what does this mean as far as using my NY "saltwater" license in one of the other states?
NJdiver beat me to it. LOL thanks NJd

Connecticut
What is a reciprocal license privilege? (Is there reciprocity with any other states?)
Connecticut law allows non-resident anglers who hold a marine waters fishing license in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Maine to fish in the marine district and land marine fish in this state without a Connecticut license provided the state issuing the marine license affords the same privilege to resident Connecticut marine license holders.
New York
Are there any reciprocal license agreements with other states where marine waters form boundaries with other states?

Yes, in certain waters, if a state grants New York recreational marine fishing license holders fishing privileges in that state's portion of the boundary water(s), then New York grants appropriately licensed anglers from that state the privilege to fish in the New York portion of the boundary water(s) without securing a New York recreational marine fishing license:
  • Connecticut: those parts of Long Island Sound lying between New York and Connecticut
  • New Jersey: those parts of New York Harbor, Hudson River, Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill, Raritan Bay, and Atlantic Ocean lying between New Jersey and New York, and
  • Rhode Island: those parts of Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean lying between Rhode Island and New York.
The point is moot with New Jersey as they will have to register with the Feds. So the answer to the question is Rhode Island and Connecticut : those parts of Long Island Sound lying between New York and Connecticut
 

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You know, the worst part for me living in NY concerning this license is that I KNOW that the extra money is just going to be wasted! THAT"S why NY DEC was so quick to push for this is because they didn't want the Feds to have that money- at least if the FEDS took it, I would feel that there would be a little more likelihood that the money would go to good causes because they (the FEDS) would be beholding to a group of states, not individuals like here in NY.
 
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