License now required to fish in saltwater

It is now going to cost more to fish on Long Island.

As of Thursday, one must have a saltwater fishing license. It's the first time New York state has required a license for recreational saltwater fishing.

The license costs $10 for one year or $150 for a lifetime. They're being sold at bait and tackle shops, DEC office in Stony Brook and online.

Officials in the towns of East Hampton, South Hampton and Shelter Island will take the issue to court. Officials say people have the right to use the waterways for local fishing.

Newsday: East End towns seek court order to block saltwater license

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