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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NATURAL AND HISTORIC RESOURCES
DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AND
FISH AND GAME COUNCIL

Notice of Rule Proposal
Fish Code N.J.A.C. 7:25-6

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Game Council is proposing amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:25-6, the Fish Code. A statement of the substance of the proposal follows:  The proposed 2018-2019 Fish Code, N.J.A.C. 7:25-6, states when, by what means, at which locations, in what numbers, and at what sizes, freshwater fish may be pursued, caught, killed, or possessed. Since the turn of the century, the Fish Code has provided a system for the protection, propagation, introduction and conservation of freshwater fish in this State and for their use and development for public recreation and food supply. Biennial revisions of season dates, creel limits and other regulations based on scientific investigation and research ensures the greatest likelihood of success in reaching these goals. The Fish Code governs when, by what means, at which locations, in what numbers, and at what sizes, fish may be pursued, caught, killed, or possessed. 

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated October 2, 2017.  A copy of the proposal (PDF) is available from: Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) website http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20171002a.pdf; LexisNexis Customer Services at (800) 223-1944 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore.  Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.

A public hearing(s) concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7 pm
NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife - Assunpink Conservation Center
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
East Branch - Eldridge Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Written comments may be submitted electronically by December 1, 2017 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or
In hard copy to:

ATTN: (DEP Docket No. 15-17-08)
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
2018 Fish Code Comments
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Mr. Larry Herrighty, Director
Mail Code 501-03, PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

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