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Saltwater License

1400 Views 12 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Topsailbum
I'm aware that fishing areas of the bay in Virginia requires a saltwater fishing license... either held by the individual, the boat, or the pier. I've picked up somewhere on this board that the City of Virginia Beach might be thinking of adding their own "permit" to fish within the City (hope I'm mistaken on that one as it may be illegal for them to do so and its probably a rumor anyway)

North Carolina has been flirting with a saltwater fishing license for several years, and may be closer now than ever.

I am confused as to how I actually feel about the saltwater license requirement in Va. As a Va. resident, I already have purchased a Virginia fishing license, so why should I then have to purchase a saltwater license? I may feel more receptive if I knew what the saltwater license monies were used for. As it now stands, I think that the State just found another way to tax me.

So. some of you guys on here who also live in Tidewater (I live in the Piedmont) may be able to educate me. How about it?

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The monies go back to the resourse.
Here is the Link to the info.
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