TODAY IS FINAL DAY TO SIGN UP TO SALTWATER FISH FOR FREE

A $15 fee is going into effect for saltwater anglers beginning tomorrow. State lawmakers where unable to pass a fishing registry that would bypass a federal program to force saltwater fishermen to pay. The National Marine Fisheries Service is providing a free signup, but the deadline is today. The program is designed to create a count of who is fishing and what is being caught. Federal law mandates a $15 fee to go out fishing without signing up ahead of time.