Aquatic Resource Managers Struggle To Fine-Tune Fishing License Scheme

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ effort to generate enough revenue to properly staff its fisheries data collection efforts and commercial marine license (CML) program hit a couple of snags at the December meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources. For one thing, the board chose not to raise the license fee for individuals as high as the department’s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) staff said was necessary. DAR proposed $150 per license; the board approved a fee of $100 (up from $50).

According to division representatives, the fee hike was necessary because of expected cuts . . .

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