Salt Water Fishermen To Get Registered 

A lot of folks who fish the ocean in Maine will soon have to register with the federal government.The new law takes hold on Friday.It requires folks to register who fish more than three miles offshore, or catch fish that live in the ocean and spawn in fresh water such as striped bass and shad.The new registry rule also applies to folks in seven other coastal states as well.The government says it’s being done to obtain better information about saltwater anglers and what they catch.Registering is free in 2010, a fee will be charged, starting in 2011.