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Fishing License?

I am coming to the Island this summer for a couple weeks and enjoy fishing the beaches and from boats. I was told by an acquaintance that I needed a fishing license. Is that true?

Submited by Mark from Philadelphia

Hi Mark, To legally fish anywhere on Nantucket, you must obtain a permit from for just $10. If you are 16 or younger, you don’t need a permit. If you are 60 or older, you must obtain a permit, but it is free.


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