A new Virginia fishing license has been approved by the state’s Fish and Game Commission.
The license, which is valid for two years, requires you to fish and harvest wild and caught fish in your state.
The Fish and Games Commission said the new license, issued Monday, will be effective Nov. 1.
The new license allows anglers to catch more fish in Virginia.
The new license will allow anglers in Virginia to catch wild and catchable fish, including salmon, trout, mackerel, bass and snapper.
It will also allow angler to catch fish that are too big to legally release, and allow angling to be conducted in areas that are closed to the public.
Virginia Attorney General Brian Kemp said the license was needed to provide anglers with a level of certainty about what is legally allowed to be caught and released.
The license allows for a person to possess up to 50 pounds of wild and captureable fish or up to two live and capture fish per year, Kemp said.
The total allowable weight of the fish or fish products will be determined by the fishing license, he said.
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been working to increase the number of permits for anglers since 2012, when the agency launched a program to allow angers to fish more in the state.
Last year, the commission issued 6,200 licenses to anglers, up from 2,800 licenses issued the year before.
The commission is not the only one in Virginia that has issued new licenses.
The Department of Agriculture has issued 3,500 fishing licenses since January 2017, according to the agency’s website.