In the works since late last year, New Jersey’s saltwater fishing registry will be up and running Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
The state registry is an alternative to the federal one, which requires anglers in states without their own registries to pay a $15 federal fee.
The registry can be accessed here. Anglers will provide information about so environmental officials can contact them about how many fish they’ve caught and what type. People fishing from charter boats are expempt, as are people fishing for clams, crabs and lobsters.