Good news for the price of 2019-2020 fishing licenses!
Le price of fishing licenses for 2019-2020 in Quebec, will be available from March 15, 2019, are finally available. For the first time in three years, we are talking about a price drop that is fixed at $ 22.79 for anglers 65 and under.
The prices in detail are available on the website of the Ministry of Wildlife, Forests and Parks of Quebec (MFFP) on this page:
For several years and over the past three years, the price of fishing licenses has increased significantly to reach $ 30,89 in 2018. We are therefore talking about a significant decrease of $ 8,10 thanks to the coming to power of the CAQ led by François Legault.
Where to buy your license?
In order to succeed in reducing the cost of permits, François Legault asked the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Pierre Dufour, to cut red tape. We will probably see how they did it in a few months.
As we also know, the number of licenses sold has declined quite a bit in recent years. In fact, we are talking about 12 fewer fishing licenses sold in Quebec in 000. The increase in the price of fishing licenses does not seem to be the only cause of this drop.
The aging population and more difficult access to water bodies are two other probable causes of the drop in sales. According to Stéphanie Vadnais, communications managers for the Canadian Federation of hunters and fishermen of Quebec, many followers are now part of the less active population.
Fortunately, many initiatives and programs are emerging to introduce this sport to the next generation. I am thinking among others of Fish'n Son which is very present in the various fishing events. They give among other things, thanks to generous sponsors, fishing equipment and licenses to children from 9 to 12 years old valid until they are 18 years old.
We can therefore say that the 2019-2020 season is off to a good start. Will the drop in fishing license sales reduce? What will the government do to promote wildlife? The future will tell, but I have at least a small idea of the projects we have in mind to promote Quebec fishing and products.