New York State budget to include saltwater license repeal

Albany – New York lawmakers confirmed they reached an agreement
with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on at least a two-year repeal of the state’s
saltwater fishing license.

The license – $10 annually for residents and $15 for
nonresidents – will be scrapped in favor of a free registry of
saltwater anglers to fulfill federal requirements.

The issue created a downstate vs. upstate confrontation, with
New York City and Long Island lawmakers pushing for the repeal and
freshwater anglers across the state contending it would be unfair
to ask them to pay the way for saltwater anglers to fish for
free.

Look for a complete story in the April 8 edition of New York
Outdoor News.

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