North Carolinas licence will be dedicated funds. It goes into affect next January.
How will the CRFL money be spent?
It will go into two marine resource funds and be distributed through the Marine Fisheries and Wildlife Resources commissions. It must be used to manage, protect, restore, develop, cultivate, conserve and/or enhance North Carolina?s marine resources.
Why do I have to participate in the DMF?s biological data sampling and survey programs?
The purpose of the CRFL is to gather better data about North Carolina?s coastal recreational fishing activity so the DMF can manage fish stocks more effectively. Fisheries managers need to have better estimates on how many people are recreationally fishing and how many and what types of fish they are catching. Sampling and surveys help provide this information.