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New Jersey's rich marine resources offer an outstanding variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the state. They also support an important commercial fishery and provide the basis for one of the state's most important industries - tourism. From blue claws to striped bass, from surf fishing to deep artificial reefs, the division's management of marine resources provides an incredible range of possibilities for enjoying our coastal areas.

Our marine resources provide something for anyone interested in saltwater fishing, clamming or crabbing. Stretching from Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook to Cape May and Delaware Bay, New Jersey's 83 miles of bayshores and 127 miles of Atlantic coastline provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoying our marine resources.

Youngster with nice seabass
Artificial reefs provide excellent fishing.
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Saltwater Fishing in New Jersey
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Programs & Events
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arrow 2014 Commercial Marine Fishing Regulations (pdf, 140kb)
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NOTE: Many marine species are managed on a coast-wide basis with seasons and limits required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. They then must be approved by our state's Marine Fisheries Council. The Council usually addresses these issues at their March meeting with the management measures becoming effective in mid- to late April or early May. The Marine Digest is published in May. Regulations remain in effect until changed.

Information on saltwater regulations changes are noted on the Regulations page, this page and our homepage when first posted. Subscribe to the NJ Marine Fishing E-mail List to be notified automatically, or call the "listen-only" line at 609-292-2083 for updates. Marine Fisheries staff can be contacted at 609-748-2020.

 
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arrow Fluke - Facts and Fishing
arrow Guide to NJ's Saltwater Fishing (2006) (pdf, 62kb)
arrow Party and Charter Boat Directory
arrow Marine Fisheries Council
arrow Marine Fisheries/Shellfish Councils Meeting Schedules
arrow Marine Education Resources
arrow Northern Kingfish: A Profile
arrow Ocean Stock Assessment Program
arrow Recreational Crab Pot Report Form (pdf, 10kb)
arrow Navigational Advisory Around Axel Carlson Reef Continues in 2014

ADDITIONAL LINKS

arrow Striped Bass Tagging Program/Reporting (Am. Littoral Society)
arrow Checklist of NJ Marine Fish
arrow NJ Boater's Resource Guide (pdf, 402kb)
arrow NJ Boat Ramp Guide (pdf, 1.2mb)
arrow New Jersey Clean Marina Program
Useful Information for Boaters (Clean Marina Program)
arrow Fish Health in New Jersey
arrow Emergency Contact Form (pdf, 36kb)
arrow Forms
 
arrow Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
arrow Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
arrow National Marine Fisheries Service
arrow New Jersey Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Report (eTRIPS)
arrow Celebrating 75 Years: The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (USFWS Site, 2013)
 
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