Fishing License Reform- 12 Month Fishing License
Sales for California’s costly and antiquated annual fishing license have declined 55% since 1980, while California’s population has increased over 60%. How can this be when California has one of the longest coastlines in the country, and over 3,000 lakes and reservoirs, and thousands of rivers and streams?
Simply – California’s annual license is calendar based and its costly. No matter when the license is purchased, it expires on December 31st of every year. So, why would an angler pay full price for an annual license late in the year? Many don’t!
Due to California’s failure to address a longstanding problem, sales have declined. So has funding for fishery and conservation programs that depend on sales to protect California’s wildlife and our environment
The solution is simple – California should follow the lead of other states that have implemented a fishing license that is valid a full 12-months from the date of purchase. Because this license provides better value for the buck, many states have experienced greater sales and greater revenue.
Together, lets reform California’s antiquated license program by getting engaged in the political process!
Send letters of Support ASAP
Senator Tom Berryhill
State Capitol, Room 3067
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4008
Assemblyman James Gallagher
State Capitol, Suite #2158,
Sacramento, CA 94249
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