As of 1 Jan. this year, if you are over 16 years old and a non commercial fisherman you have to register with the Fed's to fish in federal salt or brackish water. You have to register at NOAA.gov. and provide your personal contact information. The site also suggests fees will come in following years. Basically it's a federal salt water fishing license
. It seems they are more concerned about your personal information than the fish. The next thing I guess, they will want you to register your fishing rods and you will have to pass a back ground check to buy bait.
I don't know what bothers me the most, the gathering of personal information or another tax. I guess federal decals and fees for RV's and travel trailers will be next, if they are used on federal lands.