Recreational Marine Fishing License Refunds Announced.
On August 5, Governor Cuomo directed DEC to refund all fees paid by individuals and charter boat operators for recreational marine fishing licenses purchased for the 2011 saltwater fishing season in addition to the recreational marine fishing lifetime licenses refunded earlier this year. The New York State budget suspended the license fee on March 30, and created a no-fee registration(http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/54950.html) program in its place. All payments are expected to be processed by the DEC by the end of summer. If you have not received a refund by September 21, please call: (631) 444-0249 or (518) 402-8044. For more details, review the Governor’s press release(http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/08052011refundofsaltwaterfishinglicenses).