A new law requiring all saltwater anglers to register with NOAA Fisheries is in effect.

Anglers are required to sign up for the National Saltwater Angler Registry. The registry is free this year but will cost between $15 and $25 in 2011.

The reason for the registry, according to NOAA officials, is to improve information gathering for catches of many species.

NOAA often has been criticized for its catch data, which is used to determine quotas for various species. Such quotas, in turn, force states to set certain bag and size limits.

Saltwater anglers now must register with federal agency | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

About the Author Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bwys.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s