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Cuomo waives fishing fees, cuts park prices to help tourism in flooded Lake Ontario areas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a series of initiatives he says will spur tourism along Lake Ontario, including in Central New York, amidst devastating flooding for the second time in 2 years.

After a few hours of fishing with New York Attorney General Letitia James on Lake Ontario in Oswego on Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announced fishing license fees will be waived now through Labor Day on Lake Ontario.

There will be no fishing license required for Lake Ontario and admission to New York State Parks and camping fees will be cut in half.

The governor said the efforts are meant to spur tourism on Lake Ontario and the surrounding communities, hurt by another year of flooding.

“In the midst of what we’re dealing with, we want to promote tourism. Upstate New York, especially around Lake Ontario, because of the situation and the hardship that is being created,” Gov. Cuomo said.

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