Ebt Card Restrictions And Saltwater Fishing License Hike Await Gov. Jindal’s Signature | Wgno

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Jindals signature is a bill that would limit where welfare recipients can use federal money. Under the new law people with Louisiana Purchase Cards (Louisiana EBT) would no longer be allowed to use those funds at lingerie shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors and any business with an age restriction of 18 or older. HB 1176 tightens guidelines on state legislation passed in 2013, which banned the use of EBT cards for alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Another bill, on the governors desk will raise the cost of a saltwater fishing license from $5.50 to $13. The funds from the rate hike are earmarked for research and conservation of saltwater fisheries. To read more, visit http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

Florida offers license-free fishing days

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If youre not sitting at the table, youre on top of the table being eaten, he said. Gabriel rejects claims by environmental groups involved in the how to catch a snook matter, as well as some of their claims that ocean fish stocks, in general, are struggling. Theres good business for their business to say the oceans are depleted theres nothing left in the oceans. Nothing could be further from the truth; this nation has done a damn good job, he said. Do we have places, ways to go? Sure. Original article http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

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The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of a combination license at the cost they would have paid if they had purchased one in the first place, said Bill Joplin, WDFW licensingmanager. Freshwater fishing license holders can purchase an upgrade to a combination license for $26.75 and current saltwater fishing license holders can upgrade to a combination license for$26.20. By purchasing theupgrade: Current freshwater license holders will gain access to saltwater fish, shellfish andseaweed. Current saltwater license holderswill gain access to fishing in lakes and rivers as summer draws near, as well as opportunities for shellfish andseaweed. Here are a few of the exciting fishing opportunities the WDFW is spotlightingthisyear: Salmon 2014 is shaping up as the year for salmon, with a forecasted return of more than 1.6 million Columbia River chinook salmon returning this fall which would be the largest since record keeping began in 1938. The ocean abundance of Columbia River coho salmon is also forecast to be about 964,000 fish three times as many fish as last year’s actual abundance. And, summer and fall chinook salmon returns to Puget Sound are expected to total nearly 283,000fish. Razor Clams Razor clam digs are listed through June 1, 2014. Read more http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/may/30/state-offers-fishing-license-upgrade-deal/

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

Saltwater fishing without a license will be allowed on Saturday and Sunday, and then anglers can fish in freshwater without a license on June 14 and 15, Father’s Day. “Florida is the fishing capital of the World, and fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs from Pensacola to the Keys,” said Gov. Rick Scott in making the announcement Friday in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Additional license-free saltwater days are Sept. 6 and Nov. Original post http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/florida/2014/06/06/florida-fishing-saltwater-freshwater-license/10078075/

The Spokesman-Review: State offers fishing license upgrade deal

Cutthroat trout caught by an angler fly fishing on the Yakima River. (Rich Landers)

6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting MyFWC.com/License and clicking on Do I Need One? and Free Fishing Days. Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674

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