Getting Counted: A National Saltwater Registry

August 12, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Connolly tied on a Clauser Minnow fly and, in no time at all, sank it to the barb in his right ear. This was my cue to flee; I hopped out of the First Shot to wade-fish a lovely little bay where jack pines sculpted by the wind sprouted from talc-white dunes.” Pete Bodo goes fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay in Florida’s panhandle and talks about the importance of a national saltwater license system to ocean conservation, specifically as part of the revival of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. In The New York Times. By the way, ‘Clauser’ is properly spelled ‘Clouser.’