Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Approves Fishing License Fee Adjustments for 2024

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PENNSYLVANIA — During a special meeting held this past Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Board of Commissioners gave final approval to a list of proposed fishing license fee adjustments for the 2024 license year.

Under the proposal, the price of the most common fishing licenses and permits, a Resident Annual Fishing License, Trout Permit, and Combination Trout/Lake Erie Permit, would increase by $2.50 each when 2024 licenses go on sale beginning on December 1, 2023.  Separate adjustments would be applied to other license and permit categories for non-residents, seniors, and tourists.  Revenues from these fee adjustments are expected to generate an estimated $2.4 to $2.9 million annually for the PFBC’s Fish Fund to support fishing-related programs.

In accordance with Act 56 of 2020, which provided the PFBC with the authorization to set fees, the proposed fee adjustments were given preliminary approval by the Board during a special meeting on March 1, presented during a public hearing on April 24, and given final approval by the Board today.  Also, in accordance with Act 56, the final rule proposal, transcript of the public hearing, and all public comments associated with the proposal will now be shared with the Pennsylvania House and Senate Game and Fisheries Committees for their review.

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