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    Copied from Saltwater Magazine(....link didn't work)

    Because we're required to have a state license to fish offshore in Alaska, and report catch for some species, it is my understanding that we do not have to register. However, it sounds like if you fish anadromous species you still have to register.... leaves a question in my mind? Is this how you see it?

    SALTWATER SPORTSMAN MAGAZINE

    Federal angler registration required in 2010

    While all anglers who fish in salt water are required to participate, those who have an individual state-issued salt water licenses are already on the rolls...

    January 6, 2010
    By Glenn Law (More articles by this author)
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    As of January 1 recreational saltwater fishermen are required to participate in the National Saltwater Angler Registry.
    The registry, stipulated by the Magnuson-Stevens Act, will used to develop a comprehensive list of the nation's saltwater anglers to improve the collection of catch and effort data that is used by NOAA scientists to assess the health of fish stocks and to estimate the economic contributions of anglers.
    While all anglers who fish in salt water are required to participate, those who have an individual state-issued salt water license are already on the rolls, and need to do nothing more to comply.
    This includes licensed anglers in Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington.

    Angers who will have to register: those resident to Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island(pending), Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Also required to register are anglers who fish for or are likely to catch anadromous species in tidal and salt waters; this includes river herring, shad, smelt and striped bass, species that live in the ocean but spawn in fresh water. As well, anglers who fish in federal waters more than three miles offshore and are not covered by a state license must register..
    National Saltwater Angler registration is free in 2010. To register visit http://www.countmyfish.noaa.gov and click on the Angler Registry link, or call the toll-free registration line at 1-888-MRIP411 (1-888-674-7411) from 4:00 am to 12 midnight EST dail
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    Quote Originally Posted by pontiac-chief-51 View Post

    those who have an individual state-issued salt water license are already on the rolls, and need to do nothing more to comply.
    This includes licensed anglers in Alaska,
    i don't find it confusing at all....
    don't worry, be happy.
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    Default What in the heck...

    ... is a salt water license?
    Should I be scared?
    Dave, I'd like to be happy an unworried, but at its best, the government is anything but confidence inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    . but at its best, the government is anything but confidence inspiring.
    well, yeah, there is that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pontiac-chief-51 View Post
    However, it sounds like if you fish anadromous species you still have to register.... leaves a question in my mind? Is this how you see it?
    No. If you buy a state license in AK, it's good for both salt and freshwater. As the state license already complies with what the feds are trying to do here, there is no need for any additional licenses....

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    Dr. No is correct. Since an Alaska fishing license lets you fish in salt and freshwater, you don't have to register with NMFS. If you want more info, they do have a website on this:

    https://www.countmyfish.noaa.gov/

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