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Press Release

Don't Let This One Get Away, Take a Kid Fishing

March 03, 2005

REVISION 2013:The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is pre-selling its new “Freshwater Fishing” distinctive license plate. This tag depicts a largemouth bass, the state’s official freshwater fish, and has up to six spaces for optional personalization.

Freshwater Fishing Tag

The tag is not yet available for purchase; however if you are among the first 1,000 to complete a “Commitment to Purchase” application, your $50 tag fee will either be reimbursed or paid by ADCNR depending on your method of commitment. See documents above for detailed information on how to obtain a tag at no additional cost. 

For more information, click here.

2005 press release continued:

If you love fishing in Alabama and would like to support efforts to improve the pastime for future generations, then you should purchase the new Take a Kid Fishing license plate.

Tags became available during the summer of 2006 at your local probate office for $50 above your regular renewal price. Personalization is available at no additional cost or can be transferred from existing personalized tags.

Proceeds from the sale of the tags go directly toward improving fish habitat, teaching kids how to fish and restoring Alabama’s aquatic threatened and endangered species. The programs that will benefit from your support are:

  • Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Team (HEART) - a new program to benefit aquatic organisms in flowing streams and lakes. The concept comes from the desire to form partnerships with bass clubs, environmental interests, school clubs, hydropower companies and others interested in improving Alabama’s aquatic habitat.
  • The Aquatic Resource Education Program – provides conservation educational opportunities through classroom instruction and outdoor activities. The ability to expand this program is limited by a funding shortage.

Funds received from tag sales will be used for the purchase of supplies and equipment necessary to support these programs.

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