License fee increase needed to sustain great fishing

Minnesotans celebrated great fishing when the season formally kicked off on Saturday, May 13.
Just how great is that fishing? According to the DNR, it ranks second in the nation in the number of resident anglers, who number 1.4 million. It’s the third most popular inland fishing destination for out-of-state visitors.
But the fantastic fishing that creates $4.2 billion in economic activity and 35,000 private sector jobs doesn’t just happen, officials said. It’s the fisheries management work of the DNR that creates a myriad of varied opportunities.

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