Yes, one of our officers from club is going to this also.The NJOA sponsored saltwater registry committee meeting is set for tomorrow night.Yes but it is also given based on the amount of shoreline. We (NJ) are loosing lots of $$$The amount that we would receive from the Sportfish Restoration Fund will be based on the amount of licensed fishermen. We are receiving some Wallop-Breaux funds for species studies and the artificial reef program.
Last edited by cfishigotu; 03-23-2009 at 06:58 PM.
DEP, Div of Fish & Wildlife to be guest speaker concerning Saltwater License!
A letter was recently circulated to several clubs by the DEP DF&W's director Dave Chanda about this matter. What follows is a summary of what the letters addressed:
"...a new federal law requires virtually all saltwater anglers to be included in a national registry of marine fishermen beginning next year. Anglers from NJ and other states without their own angler directories must register with the federal government. By 2011, those saltwater anglers will be forced to pay a federal fee when they register.
...we recognize that this mandate could have significant implications for all anglers who enjoy saltwater fishing in our state.
To help everyone get the facts, the DEP's DF&W is offering to attend upcoming meeting.....present helpful information ...on what this will mean to you.
Last night's meeting was the first and hopefully a series of meetings, to reach a consensus among the user groups of recreational fishermen here in New Jersey. As last night's meeting was the first no major decisions were made. A discussion of the pros and cons for the several methods of dealing with this new rule were reviewed and noted. If you would like to attend any further meetings, contact [email protected] and let him know you would like to attend future meetings.
thanks for the update, keep them coming. If there any notes posted anywhere, i would appreciate the link.
If i didnt work till 4 every day and live in upstate PA, i would go to every meeting.
Well seems we are a few years away for the Communist State of America.
Might as well just turn over our pay check and let the govt tells us what we can do and when we can do it.
Tax to fish,
Tax to smoke.
tax to live
tax to die.
When do we NOT get taxes? ( only when we Burp of pass gas. We will soon since we may be harming the Ozone.
Read this somewhere.... " You can have CHANGE. I will keep my Guns and Money"
Perhaps im mildly retarded.......following this thread im still unclear as to whether or not i will need a salt license this year or not?? Clarification please. Also...whats the skinny on beach driving and permits etc in and around AC to cape may and points not too far north?? New to Jersey shore...sorry.
Thanks Dogg...By the way im countin on you to show me the money this year. If my truck and license are still in MD is this gona be a problem to get beach permits etc?
N.Y. licenses set for next year
by Al Ristori/For The Star-Ledger
Thursday April 09, 2009, 8:58 PM
Anglers will be able to fish in New York this year without a license, but all that will change on Jan. 1, 2010, when the Empire State imposes a saltwater fishing license that was approved this week as part of Gov. David Paterson's budget proposal.
Fred Golofaro, managing editor of The Fisherman, has been keeping track of the New York license saga from his office in Shirley, Long Island, and he got word Wednesday of the Senate approving the legislation already passed in the Assembly. Fortunately, the effective date was pushed back to Jan. 1, and the fees lowered.
Residents will pay only $10 for an annual license, instead of the $19 originally proposed. The non-resident charge is way down from $40 to $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.
Golofaro said there is a reciprocal provision with neighboring states, but he calls it a gray area at present and believes it will only apply to states that have saltwater licenses.
New York fishermen had set up a committee to perfect a reasonable saltwater license that would also satisfy the federal registration requirement. Gov. Paterson ignored their recommendations in his original budget proposal, and wanted the saltwater funds placed in the Wildlife Management Fund where the new funding could be used for unrelated fresh water and forest purposes. The Legislature restored the essential portions, and included a Marine Resources Account within the Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Yet, Golofaro was informed that the governor has already declared the saltwater funds coming in next year will be used to pay for presently unfounded positions in the Department of Environmental Conservation rather than for the launching ramps, piers, etc., that license advocates were expecting.
That's fair warning to New Jersey anglers if a saltwater license is proposed here. Gov. Jon Corzine has made it clear that he won't observe legislative dedication of a tax in the present battle over arts funding. Only a constitutional amendment would safeguard license monies from politicians. Check my daily blog at nj.com/shore/blogs/fishing for updates on this as well as the fishing outlook.
link doesnt work, but what is typed does.
thanks for the info.
OK, lets see, So i only go fresh water fishing a few times a year, so I need to buy a license, and if I happen to catch a trout, that is $10 more. If my wife wants to cast, then I need another license. By the way, my 2 year old son just caught his first fish! IT was freshwater, BUT hey he is ONLY 2
Saltwater license, I feel it is really not needed, UNLESS that money goes into something useful, not to write more people tickets and harrass families who are just having fun on their 2 week vacation.
I live near what I believe (I could be wrong) is the largest Swamp Reserve (Thankfully, I don't live too close, haha.
In the state of NJ, if i fish in a Swamp, would I need a Swamp License? DOES ANYONE KNOW? Pretty soon I am going to need to have a lawyer to go Fishing!!!