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Ocean fishing for sport faces fee

Millions of anglers would need license; US seeks better data on what is reeled in

Bill Flynn of Weymouth and his grandson Mark Diamond, 21, of Bridgewater surfcast in Mashpee yesterday. The federal government intends to require anglers who might catch any species that travels between fresh and saltwater, such as striped bass, to register. Bill Flynn of Weymouth and his grandson Mark Diamond, 21, of Bridgewater surfcast in Mashpee yesterday. The federal government intends to require anglers who might catch any species that travels between fresh and saltwater, such as striped bass, to register. (Vincent DeWitt for the Boston Globe)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / June 12, 2008

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The only thing anyone's ever needed to sportfish off New England's coast is a rod, reel, and good luck. (Full article: 983 words)

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