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In experiment, US offers up to $500 for fishermen not to fish

Approach leaves Mass. saltwater devotees uneasy

Pat Judge, an avid sport fisherman, has been walking around with a $500 check in his pocket for a week, trying to decide whether to cash it.

That’s because the money comes with a catch: Judge must agree to turn in his $10 recreational saltwater fishing license for the year.

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