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If I got my number in 2010 without paying a fee,must I get a new number and pay a fee for 2011?? I am not up to date on this subject..
 

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Tony,

Since you are in PA, if fishing in PA with a valid license you DO NOT have to register, the state does it. If you decide to fish in another state then you have to follow their rules. (Like VA) You may need to register with that state.

Here is the link to help you out....https://www.countmyfish.noaa.gov/register/
NJ, HI, USVI and PR seem to be different. this is what the NOAA site says.

Starting January 1, 2011, if you have a saltwater recreational fishing license or registration
from any state or U.S. territory EXCEPT Hawaii, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin
Islands, you are AUTOMATICALLY registered and do not need to take further action.
 

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Both MD and VA now have WEB sites dedicated to their state registration programs and requirements.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/swregistry.asp

http://www.mrc.state.va.us/FIP/index.shtm
Thanks for posting, looks like you need to register in Va even though we have reciprocal license agreements. This was in the Va link provided by BayViews.

What if I have a saltwater fishing license from Maryland? Virginia honors our licenses.

A. This gets a little tricky. Maryland is the only state with a reciprocity agreement with Virginia. We honor their fishing licenses and they honor ours. That said, licensed Marylanders who fish in Virginia will need to register with the Virginia Fisherman Identification Program. Here's why: We need the contact information for everyone who fishes in Virginia waters. We can't collect that information through Maryland's fishing license system. There's just no way to tell which Maryland license-holders will fish in Virginia. Conversely, Virginians should check with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to determine if they need to register with Maryland in order to fish in Maryland waters with a valid Virginia saltwater fishing license.
 

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I had a Md 2010 non-resident bay sport fishing license on my boat and also a complimarty indivaul license.From what I read on this site I am good and do not need to reregistar and pay a fee.Is this correct?? The NOAA site is so full of maybes,ifs etc it is hard for me to understand.I also have a Pa senior lifetime license. Thanks for the help.
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