Not really. Yes, it cost less to run the website” that counts the saltwater fishermen. However, the cost of the saltwater registry continues to grow.The NJ registry meets the minimum requirements. It does not provide money for New Jersey biologist to analyze the data or do anything else to improve saltwater fishing. New Jersey was one of, if not, the only State to chose the salt water registry in lieu of a saltwater license. Most States chose the smart route and for good reason.The fact is saltwater fishing continues to decline due to lack of fish. Saltwater fishing related businesses are going bankrupt due to lack of fish. More fish, more fishermen, more jobs. The New Jersey saltwater registry does nothing to enhance saltwater fish or fishing, nothing… A couple of more facts:
The reason more fishing seasons have not been closed yet, is due to money being raided from the NJ nuclear emergence fund.
New Jersey continues to lose millions of dollars in Dingell-Johnson sport fishing restoration funds with the free fishing registry.
New Jersey continues to lose grant money with the free registry . Like the $150 million federal grant Florida was online to receive last year. Florida planned to build saltwater hatcheries, creating 3,129 immediate construction jobs and 169 permanent jobs.
You are right Ken.
Brian, thanks for your support.
When we arrive and set the anchor we begin to fish. Since it is fishing we promise and not catching, we see some great days and other not so great days. We can promise that our professional crew will always work with you to hook up with and land those tuna fish, swordfish, mahi-mahi and many other fish we sometimes find. Our goal is to make this a safe and memorable trip for all.
Scuba diving and underwater fishing are permitted along 2.5 miles of ocean beach just north of Barnegat Inlet. Scuba divers must register at the park office just prior to their first dive each year. Proof of current diving certification is required. Spear and underwater fishing are subject to New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations. Diving in Barnegat Inlet is permitted and subject to New Jersey Boating Commission Special Regulations.