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Gov. Charlie Crist has authorized FREE saltwater fishing


Gov. Charlie Crist has authorized FREE saltwater fishing

Old 05-29-2010, 05:10 AM
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Default Gov. Charlie Crist has authorized FREE saltwater fishing

Got this in my email this morning -anyone else?

I already have a license so it doesn't change anything but just wondering why they would send it out the day it starts rather than in advance?


\I'm e-mailing you today to announce that Gov. Charlie Crist has authorized FREE saltwater fishing this Memorial Day weekend. He wants Floridians and visitors to see firsthand that our beaches are clean and the fish are biting. It's simple - residents and non-residents can recreationally saltwater fish on May 29, 30, and 31 without a saltwater fishing license. All other normal recreational saltwater fishing rules, seasons, bag and size limits apply.

I share the Governor's concern about people canceling fishing trips due to misperceptions about the oil spill. In fact, oil from the spill remains far away from Florida's coast and all state waters are open for fishing. As a fellow fishing license holder, I urge you to pack your gear and take someone fishing - because with clean water and free fishing, now is the perfect time to show friends and family that Florida really is the Fishing Capital of the World.


Rodney Barreto
FWC Chairman

Please visit MyFWC.com/Fishing for more information.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:43 AM
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I didn't get that email, but I have a license so has no bearing on me. But, if this is true, that is an awesome gesture to get people to see the good in FL fishing.
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:27 AM
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I think that's OK. Even our Blind General had a Freebie Fishing Day last year to get people involved. I think its a good thing. I'm not sure the motivation for them, because if its not money related it usually doesn't happen. And I am a born Skeptic with ideas of hidden motives for All of those in office.

So I will go about my way thinking someone did a good thing for the tourism of our state.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:00 AM
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I got it... and sent them a reply that they can refund me my .75 cents for paying already for this weekend
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:25 AM
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So, decrease taxation on desired activities to increase participation?

What a concept! It is revolutionary!
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