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

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With their help, we have accomplished new achievements for the people of Louisiana. One of new legislation awaiting Gov. 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 snook fishing florida 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. Click here http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

License free fishing days announced – Outdoors – The News Herald

By Tom Kaiser Filed under Features , News , Top Stories Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. Its a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward the commercial fishing industry while giving short shrift to the nations recreational fishing and boating interests. Similarly, much has also been made of the crippling partisan logjam in Washington, yet two recreational and marine industry experts we spoke to are optimistic that bipartisan action can result in a significant modification and reauthorization of MFCMA that could place more attention on recreational anglers. Like many items of legislative consequence, its passage just might have to wait until after the next election. So far, mixed reviews Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation The recreational fishing and boating community is seeking changes to saltwater fisheries management that adhere to six general concepts put forth by Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boats. Original post http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

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

These designated license-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians to celebrate summer with their families and loved ones, enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, cast a line and get hooked on fishing. We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. Find out more http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

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. All rights reserved. For more information http://www.newsherald.com/outdoors/license-free-fishing-days-announced-1.328679

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