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New York Independence Party Legislator Wants to Repeal Salt Water Fishing License

Fred Thiele is one of two members of the New York Assembly (the Lower house) who is a member of the Independence Party of New York. Assemblyman Thiele has introduced a bill to repeal the State Salt Water Fishing License Law.

Thiele stated, “While questions of fact remain concerning the type of fish which are subject to the state law, the specific town fishing regulations, and the exact boundaries or waterways over which the Towns claim jurisdiction, it is clear in his ruling against the State that Justice Sweeney accepts the premise that the Towns have jurisdiction over their waterways and that the State went far beyond the federal Magnuson-Stevens Act.

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