PENNSYLVANIA (WTAJ) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will hold a meeting Monday, July 25 in the evening to hear public comment on the potential price hike.

The public hearing is 6 p.m. and if approved, fishing licenses for Pennsylvania residents would increase by $2.50, going from $21 to $23.50.

The cost for a three-day tourist license and a non-resident license would also increase.

The commission said the changes would provide an additional $2.5 million annually.

The commission said they are considering increasing the price because of inflation and to help continue programs for boaters and anglers.

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The state has not increased the price since 2005. The meeting will take place at the Fish and Boat Commission headquarters on Elmerton Avenue in Susquehanna Township.