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View Poll Results: Should Massachusetts Institute a Saltwater Fishing License?
Yes 87 63.04%
No 41 29.71%
Undecided 10 7.25%
Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2007, 08:17 AM
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Skeptical, but yes

Like most of you, I'm skeptical about the (mis)use of funds. Any referendum or bill should specify the funds should go to enforcement or direct fisheries management. In order to properly put a value on the resource and the industry it supports, we must be counted.
Marblehead, MA
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:12 PM
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1) We are all going to have to pay a tax/fee etc. to fish in salt water...FACT!
2) The money will either go to the State or the Feds...FACT!
3) There will be a listing of all recreational fishermen that will be available through the Freedom of information act...FACT
4) For the first time ever the recreational fishermen will be able to organize and have an influential voice in the care and use of our salt water resources...FACT
5) If and how this political power is utilized is the only reality that is up for discussion...FACT!
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:10 PM
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Hell No, the state would have to create a new departement full of patronage jobs
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:15 AM
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I am ok with it but they should make them available at agents and
Sporting goods stores. I am a procrastinator and just want it easier
To get when you forget to mail in your form.
everyday 3,684,512 people press the elevator button even though its already lit, whats the rush???
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