RBOC Supporting Bill to Provide 365-day Sportfishing License

RBOC is supporting AB 1387 [Wood], legislation proposing a 365-day sportfishing license.

RBOC supports the objectives and provisions of the bill that would work to:

  •  Recruit, retain, and reactivate recreational anglers

  •  Increase revenues to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for conservation efforts, fishery management, and increased hatchery production

  • Provide economic benefits to the people of the state

By issuing 365-day sport fishing licenses, implementing a new Automated License Data System (ALDS) that has an auto-renewal feature and enables licenses and validations to be displayed on mobile devices such as smartphones, and establishing email communication with recreational anglers, the Department of Fish and Wildlife will drive sales and be able to proactively solicit prospective licensees to achieve the goals of the department’s recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) program.