Two New Specialty Sport Fishing License Plates Announced

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced that two new specialty sport fishing motor vehicle license plates are now available from the Division of Motor Vehicles for motorists to display their passion and support for sport fishing in Delaware. Proceeds from the sale of the plates will be used by the Division of Fish & Wildlife to enhance recreational saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities in Delaware.

Freshwater I Fish License PlateThe saltwater license plate features a striped bass and the freshwater plate depicts a leaping largemouth bass, with each displaying the artwork of renowned fish artist Duane Raver. The plates were designed collaboratively by the Division of Motor Vehicles, Division of Fish & Wildlife, and Council on Recreational Fishing Funding, with the Council having promoted the development of the new plates.

The plates’ cost is a one-time fee of $95, $80 of which will go toward enhancing recreational fishing in Delaware. Both plates are permitted for use on private passenger vehicles, or trucks with a 3/4-ton or smaller manufacturer’s rated capacity.

Title 21, Sec. 2140B was signed into law in July 2018, with the production design of the plate began thereafter by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The tags are now available at DMV locations across the state for all fishing enthusiasts.

For more information on the tags, please, visit the Division of Motor Vehicles website. For more information on DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Council on Recreational Fishing Funding, please visit the Division of Fish & Wildlife website. For questions regarding purchase of the new plates, contact the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles at 302-744-2500.

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