Mallory Martin, deputy department director with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which issues the subsistence fishing license waivers, said nearly 20,000 residents took advantage of them last year. "The trend is that the waiver is becoming more popular," he said. In the 2007-08 fiscal year, 6,920 subsistence license waivers were issued, Martin said. In 2008-09 it went up to 13,132, and last year, 19,943.
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