Will Joe Cermele finally have to pay for a saltwater fishing license? Maybe.

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_New Jersey’s saltwater anglers will need to fork over $15 in the coming year to be listed on the new federal angler registry unless the state Legislature acts in the next couple of weeks to create a free state registry, industry advocates say.

The registry would be used to survey recreational fishers to collect information on catches to help officials manage the various fisheries.
_Of 24 coastal states, only New Jersey and Hawaii have held out against the decades-long trend toward state recreational saltwater fishing licenses.

Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created a National Saltwater Angler Registry to collect data on sport fishermen and their catches, and a one-year grace period on fees is ending._