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Press Release

Help Needed to Reach Fishing Tag Goal

February 25, 2009

Alabama’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division needs your help with the “Take a Kid Fishing” license plate program. This license plate supports three important water resource programs that include fish habitat enhancement in public waters, boosting fishing opportunities and education for kids, and restoring Alabama’s aquatic threatened and endangered species.
 
Fisheries Chief Stan Cook said, “We need your help this year in order to boost sales high enough to convert our ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ license plate from its generic pattern to a distinctive graphic design.  Achieving our target of 1,000 sales annually will allow us to move forward with a new design developed exclusively for this tag by our graphic artists. They’ve done a really great job developing a very catchy looking tag.”
 
If you have an interest in the conservation and enhancement of Alabama’s abundant aquatic resources, this program offers a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute to that cause. “We were issued a generic tag in 2006 and will soon be up for our five-year evaluation from the Department of Revenue, which administers Alabama’s Vanity Tag Program,” says Damon Abernethy, Fisheries Development Coordinator for the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. “If we are selling at least 1,000 annually by that time, we will have the opportunity to put our own unique tag on the road. The new design is one that I think all Alabama anglers will be proud to have on their vehicles; but more importantly, the money they spend will be put directly back into the resource that sustains their sport.”
 
If you are interested in purchasing one of these tags for your vehicle, they can be obtained wherever you renew your annual vehicle registration. The cost of the tag is $50 and includes free personalization. If you have questions about this program; contact your county probate office or call the Fisheries Section of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division at (334) 242-3471. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.