Christie votes today on saltwater registry fee

    Update: Christie has voted to pass the measure, the Associated Press reports. The state will create a free registry that complies with federal regulations

    Chris Christie could be the only thing standing in the way of saltwater fishermen and their catch. The Associated Press reports the New Jersey governor will vote today on whether the state will set up its own saltwater fishing registry.

    Already passed by the Senate, the bill would require saltwater fishers to register for free with the state. Should Christie veto the measure, fishermen will have to pay the $15 fee to the national Saltwater Angler Registry. States with their own registries are exempt from the national fee.

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