The NJ Saltwater Sportsmen’s Alliance is a true grass roots organization, made up of passionate saltwater fishermen. We truly love the NJ outdoors and saltwater fishing. In the past we have been a quiet group trading saltwater fishing stories to get through the winter. However with the free registry bill being unfunded, the recent 1.3 million dollar budget cut to the NJBMF and the fact that NJ fishing seasons have begun to close due to lack of funding, we are outraged. We are also concerned with the lies that are being repeated and unquestioned by the supporters of the free fishing bill S1122. We find gambling with the future of New Jersey saltwater fishing seasons to save $5 dollars totally unacceptable. We support a 15 dollar NJ saltwater license, this would:
1) Fully fund the NJBMF
2) Save NJ saltwater fishermen 15 dollars that we must know pay the feds to fish.
3) Qualify NJ for 5 times the Dingell- Johnson Sport fishing restoration funds.
4) Qualify NJ for millions of dollars in grant money with the SWL.
5) Ensure future generations of saltwater fisherman improved saltwater fishing opportunities.
Ken McDermott III
Cape May/Cumberland County Saltwater Sportsmen’s Alliance
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