True but think of the potential revenue they lose by selling the boat license vs. selling induvidual multi day or season tidal licenses to each individual that fishes on the boat.Could nontidal finfish mean freshwater fish in resevoirs and nontidal streams like bass, perch, catfish and the like?
BTW, I don't want an increase in my license fees either of course. I think we pay quite enough! For example, this year I paid over $50 to fish in Maryland.
Consolidated Bay Sport Boat $40.00
Resident Non-Tidal 10.50
Trout Stamp 5.00
Regarding "lack of enforcement" Eric Schwab has been quoted to say that we can look for an increase in boat registration to boost the coffers of the NRP....haven't read the bill, yet, but I'm not dismissing increased fees out of hand. If we're going to complain about lack of enforcement, lack of accurate Striper harvest counts, etc., then refuse to poney up with the money, then I have to wonder about the sincerity of our complaints.
BTW, my understanding is that DNR's license revenue has been decreasing, since fewer licenses are being sold.