Our company is counting on the involvement people along with your fellow saltwater anglers for this critical information need.
The SIP license is part of an extensive energy because of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to get timely and accurate information from saltwater anglers for usage in resource administration. Other Saltwater Information Program tasks consist of volunteer fish tagging, a fish carcass donation task, and continuous creel surveys of fishermen and fishing guides.
Since Georgia's fishing license covers both freshwater and saltwater fishing, the SIP license will help identify individuals who saltwater fish in Georgia to enable them to be included in catch and effort surveys. The SIP license can help these surveys to be cost-effective, and leads to be as accurate and trustworthy as you are able to since they are very important toward management procedure. Georgia’s saltwater anglers can help by complying with this new requirement and also by playing these studies when contacted.
The SIP permit is patterned following the effective free Hunter Information Program (HIP) license, which can be required of Georgia shopping permit holders just who hunt migratory birds.
Georgia saltwater fishermen that have a valid fishing license with a SIP permit and which fish inside Atlantic Ocean beyond 3 miles offshore continue to be exempt through the federal necessity to have a Saltwater Angler Registry permit.
Anybody who holds a Georgia fishing license, including lifetime and senior permit holders, who would like to fish in saltwater need a FREE, yearly SIP permit.
SIP licenses are valid from January 1, 2013 until February 28, 2014. Next the licenses should be legitimate for a 12-month duration starting March 1 and expiring from the final day of February of following 12 months.