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New legislation change for freshwater fishing license

New lawgoes into effect June 6

OLYMPIA - Washington anglers will be required to possess a recreational fishing license for freshwater smelt, crawfish and carp, according to a news release by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. The new law signed by Governor Inslee goes into effect June 6.

The requirement will provide information on species-specific limits, notably with fish that are under the Endangered Species Act or State Species of Greatest Conservation Need, according to the news release.

"As Washington's population grows and recreational fishing activity increases, we often feel the strain on our natural reso...


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