Here in VA....
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>License Exemptions:
Children under 16 years of age
Persons 65 years of age or older
Landowners, their spouses and children, and their non-paying guests when fishing from the landowners' private real property. Individuals that rent and fish from private real property, their non-paying guests, or their immediate family.
Persons fishing on a recreational boat, charter boat, headboat, partyboat, commercial fishing pier, or rental boat which possesses a valid Virginia recreational fishing license covering all person using such craft or structure
Persons fishing with commercial gear licensed by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Persons fishing from the shores of Assateague National Seashore Park.
Organized groups of individuals with physical or mental limitations, veterans in veterans hospitals, and school groups (K-12) with permission from the Commission
Individual purchasers of a saltwater recreational boat license[/list]