ATTENTION SHAD, STRIPED BASS, AND RIVER HERRING ANGLERS
Harrisburg, PA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) are reminding anglers that a new federal law requires anglers who target or catch shad, striped bass, and river herring from the Delaware River below Trenton Falls or in the Delaware Estuary to register with the National Saltwater Angler Registry.
Anglers do not need to register if they meet one of the following exceptions:
-Are under the age of 16.
-Only fish on licensed charter, party, or guide boats.
-Hold a Highly Migratory Species Angling Permit.
-Fish commercially under a valid license.
-Possess a New York Marine Recreational License.
-Possess a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (F.I.N.) Number.
Please note that registered anglers must still possess a valid state fishing license.
Registration is quick, easy, and free in 2010. Anglers may visit the Registry website at www.countmyfish.noaa.gov
and click on the Angler Registry link or call the toll-free registration line at 1-888-MRIP-411
(1-888-674-7411). Anglers will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, address, and telephone number and will immediately receive a registration number. Anglers will receive a registration card by mail in approximately 30 days.