Fishing licenses decline

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sport fishing licenses dropped in 2017 while revenues increased, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported.

    Officials said they expected the decrease because they increased the fee.  Yearlong sport fishing licenses now cost $145 for non-residents or for residents $29. It cost $25 for a one day license and $70 for one week.

    Revenues raised by the fees are used to provide a match to grants provided by federal programs like the Pittsman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act.

    The number of resident anglers who bought licenses reached 162,500 in 2017.


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