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This was in a CCA infonet newsletter. It means that we will not have to register in a week and a half. It does not mean that the issue is tabled. It most delayed a year.

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The angler registration Final Rule has not been published by the National Marine Fisheries Service, so Virginia's saltwater anglers will not have to register on the NMFS web site on January 1 as originally expected. NMFS has given no reason, just stated that the final rule is late. Here is the actual text of the NMFS announcement:

"A rule to register the nation's saltwater anglers to improve the management of fish is not yet finalized. Once it is, the final rule and information regarding the registration process and requirements will immediately be updated on NOAA's Fisheries Service website http://www.CountMyFish.noaa.gov. Until a final rule is adopted, anglers and spearfishers who fish recreationally in federal ocean waters, and for anadromous species, will not be required to register with NOAA Fisheries."
 

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Lets see, saltwater license, check, HMS permit, check- no lets make another rule that we register again- better yet, frag it, might as well make it law. now theres three and im sure more lists for some NMFS bean counter to bounce off of the other lists to see who is saltwater fishing and spend the following three years studying while trying to figure out why the numbers just dont add up. (As well as justifying their job.) What a crock- :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
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