New York gets rid of saltwater fishing license

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New York's saltwater fishing license is being repealed, according to the Recreational Fishing Alliance.

New York officials have reached an agreement to end the $10 annual license and replace it with a free registry for the state's coastal waters.

Legislators announcing the change said it will cover two years.

"New York's saltwater fishing license was an inferior product from the start, and as consumers, constituents and taxpayers our state's sportfishermen asked that it be replaced," RFA managing director Jim Hutchinson said in a statement. "We're grateful to all those New York legislators who showed what true bipartisan leadership is all about."

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