March 23, 2020

Maine: Fishing License Requirement Waived for Inland Waters

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator

On March 20, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus member Governor Janet Mills and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Commissioner Judy Camuso suspended the recreational fishing license requirement until April 30, which anglers would generally need for fishing the inland waters of Maine. Given the current COVID-19 precautions, MDIFW offices are closed to the public. For the full press release, as issued by the Governor’s Office, please click here.

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