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Saltwater fishing license

3309 Views 35 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  bennyslanding
From what I have seen on this board a lot of members feel a NJ saltwater fishing license is just around the corner. I guess they are right. I have read the 2009 Delaware fishing guide. I found it very interesting and would like to share some of the highlites. First of all, it is clearly spelled out that the revenues from fishing license sales are DEDICATED to the sport. They go on to say that by dedicating the revenue, Delaware receives matching funds from the Federal Government. The General fishing license cost $8.50 and that includes clamming and the commercial two pot crabbing permit
Another nice feature is you can purchase a boat license to cover anyone on your boat The cost is $40.00 if your boat is under twenty feet. Fifty dollars if your boat is over twenty feet. Additionally, the boat owner gets a personal license to cover him/her on another persons boat. Delaware takes care of their Seniors. Upon turning sixty-five no licenses are required.
If N J would have a license like this I would be only too happy to purchase one. But expericnce has it that N J will try to nickel and dime you to death for a totally unreasonable fee.
It is reasonable to believe there will be a N J saltwater license by this time next year. We should be hammering our law makers right now . But I doubt we will. We will waite until they steamroll us then ***** like hell. Just my opnion. What are your thoughts?
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Nj only has 50,000 hunters but 1,000,000 saltwater fishermen. The fee doesnt need to be high to provide all the services needed. I wouldnt mind a fee of even $20 if it resulted in more public acess, more needed research, better law enforcement, buying out the gillnet and longline industries, and hatcheries to grow and release saltwater species.
If you think 137 votes are an overwhelmingly number you better go back and do your math again as Capt Adam pointed out. :razz:

You did say some thruth in people don't understand the Magnuson act as many don't understand the difference between a SWL and a National Registry. :please:

I don't know what kool aid you are drinking but it must be good. :fighting:

I will tell you what-If you want an SWL that bad, then you can pay my fee for the license and I would be for it. If it's free, it's for me great. Stop taking more money out of my pocket that we work so hard for. :eek:

Capt Bob
I realy dont understand why the party boats are so resistant to a licensce? Capt Tb who I guess is the head honcho in the resistance wouldnt explain last year. If the boat licensce is $400 thats for everybody on your boat for a whole year. That is less then the fuel bill for one 1/2 day trip. Yet many people will come on your boat because they wont have to buy a license like they would have to if they fished from shore or rented a skiff. It seems like a win/win situation for the party boats if you market the fact that on "no license is needed" Please explain where all the resistance is coming from because a $400 cost spread out over the whole season with two trips a day is less then a dollar a trip out of your pocket. Crying poverty aint gonna get anybody to beleive in your cause.
If you read our responses to the registry, the Free Registry would have a minimal fee of $2 to cover administration costs to implement. So I would go back and read again. :eek: Taxpayers would not pick up the tab unless they register for $2.

So now we are pushing old ideas that the state has NEVER EVEN TRIED. SMART ANSWER. :fighting: I underlined it so you can see. Talked about but never implemented. Thats old ideas.

I wish you would stop drinking the kool aid where you are because it is definitely affecting your brain.

Why don't you answer the question I asked if your so for it? :rolleyes:

Capt Bob
Capt Bob, why cant you have a conversation/debate with out insulting people. Your Kool aid comments aimed at Bennys landing wont get people to back your point of veiw.
This will be my last on this topic because you guys refuse to answer the question that I posted. I have answered all the questions as to why I am against this and so have many others. The kool aid comment is because of comments as the last post he just posted here.

Same as we will get $20 million from a license. Who is being realistic now?

I don't post much on here and I can understand why I don't with numerous idiotic comments that are made because some people (not all) just don't educate themselves. :eek:

Capt Bob
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