Missouri temporarily waives fishing permits starting Friday because of COVID-19 emergency


The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Commission said they are waiving permit requirements for sport fishing daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents during the COVID-19 outbreak KMBC News reports.

The waiver will run from March 27. through April 15.

“The current public-health emergency caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has many Missourians and others looking for safe ways to get outside in nature,” MDC director Sara Parker Pauley said. “Missouri’s rivers and streams offer high quality fishing as a way for people to connect with nature while still complying with all health and safety recommendations. Fishing is also a great way to get some much needed physical and mental health benefits during this stressful time.”