License Free Fishing Days Announced – Outdoors – The News Herald

EBT Card Restrictions and Saltwater Fishing License Hike Await Gov. Jindal’s Signature | WGNO

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We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. For more info, visit http://www.newsherald.com/outdoors/license-free-fishing-days-announced-1.328679

Bobby Jindal said. With their help, we have accomplished new achievements for the people of Louisiana. One of new legislation awaiting Gov. Jindals signature is a bill that would limit where welfare my website recipients can use federal money. Under the new law people with Louisiana Purchase Cards (Louisiana EBT) would no longer be allowed to use those funds at lingerie shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors and any business with an age restriction of 18 or older. HB 1176 tightens guidelines on state legislation passed in 2013, which banned the use of EBT cards for alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Another bill, on the governors desk will raise the cost of a saltwater fishing license from $5.50 to $13. Read more http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Do we have places, ways to go? Sure. Can we make improvements? Of course. Do we need to be vigilant? Absolutely. To read more, visit http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

These designated license-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians to celebrate summer with their families and loved ones, enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, cast a line and get hooked on fishing. We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. Original post http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674

The Spokesman-Review: State offers fishing license upgrade deal

Cutthroat trout caught by an angler fly fishing on the Yakima River. (Rich Landers)

(Rich Landers) FISHING The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering current freshwater or saltwater fishing license holders the opportunity before July 20 to upgrade to a combination license for under$27. The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of a combination license at the cost they would have paid if they had purchased one in the first place, said Bill Joplin, WDFW licensingmanager. Freshwater fishing license holders can purchase an upgrade to a combination license for $26.75 and current saltwater fishing license holders can upgrade to a combination license for$26.20. By purchasing theupgrade: Current freshwater license holders will gain access to saltwater fish, shellfish andseaweed. Current saltwater license holderswill gain access to fishing in lakes and rivers as summer draws near, as well as opportunities for shellfish andseaweed. Here are a few of the exciting fishing opportunities the WDFW is spotlightingthisyear: Salmon 2014 is shaping up as the year for salmon, with a forecasted return of more than 1.6 million Columbia River chinook salmon returning this fall which would be the largest since record keeping began in 1938. The ocean abundance of Columbia River coho salmon is also forecast to be about 964,000 fish three times as many fish as last year’s actual abundance. And, summer and fall chinook salmon returns to Puget Sound are expected to total nearly 283,000fish. Razor Clams Razor clam digs are listed through June 1, 2014. Original article http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/may/30/state-offers-fishing-license-upgrade-deal/

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