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 check for $500 in his pocket for the past week, and he still can’t decide whether to cash it. That’s because this check comes with a catch. Judge is one of 500 local anglers to whom the federal government is offering money in return for relinquishing their saltwater fishing licenses for a year. It’s part of a study to measure the economic value of recreational saltwater fishing.