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PDF Segments of the 2015 New Jersey Marine DIGEST


This page and linked documents are provided for archival, research and informational purposes only.
For current regulations go to

NJ Marine Digest Cover The 2015 New Jersey Marine Digest is available on this website in PDF format only.

Print versions were available at coastal sport shops and license agents. Out-of-state residents could request a print copy by e-mailing

Please note that the Marine DIGEST is published in May and the regulations contained in it are accurate at the time of publication. However, there are often regulations changes that occur after publication. For the latest and most up-to-date information on current or pending salt water regulations, visit the Regulations page.

Subscribers to the Marine Fisheries and Shellfish E-mail Lists receive notification of rule and regulations changes or proposed changes. Readers can also call the 24/7 Marine Fisheries "listen-only" regulations line for current regulations at 609-292-2083. Bureau of Marine Fisheries staff can be contacted at 609-748-2020 for further information.

Past issues of the Marine DIGEST are linked below.

Complete 2015 New Jersey Marine DIGEST (pdf, 7.9mb)


Cover - 4 Contains: Cover; Table of Contents; Hotlines and Contacts; Director's Message; About This Guide; Free Fishing Days; Fish and Wildlife Councils; Mission and Goals Statements; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.9mb)

Pages 5 - 9 Contains: Summer Flounder: A Profile (article); A Clear Revival for New Jersey’s Artificial Reef Program; Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.4mb)

Pages 10 - 19 (except 14-15) Contains: Marine Regulations; Accessible Fishing Sites; E-mail Lists; Saltwater Recreational Registry Program; Motor Boat Registration/Title and Operator Requirements; Mollusks/Crustaceans Regulations; Law and Regulation Information Contacts; NJ State Seasons, Minimum Size and Possession Limits Chart; Federal Minimum Size, Possession Limits and Seasons Chart; Shellfish and Crab Pot License Information; Chesapeake-Style Crab Pot Terrapin Excluders and Biodegradable Panels Information; Shellfish and Non-Commercial Crab Pot License Information and Agents; and advertisements. (pdf, 745kb)

Pages 14 - 15 Contains: Marine Species Identification Illustrations (pdf, 1.0mb)

Pages 20 - 27 Contains: Whoosh! A Spear Fishing Primer (article); Skillful Angler Recognition Program; Ocean Fun Day; State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs; Record Fish Program; Fish Smart, Eat Smart; NJ WILD Outdoor Expo; Shore-based Fishing Opportunity at Island Beach State Park; Use Pumpouts; Operation Game Thief; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.9mb)

Pages 28 - 30 Contains: Angler's Showplace Advertisements; Telephone Directory; Publications Available; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.5mb)

Related Pages:
2015 Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary Sheet (pdf, 430kb)
2015 Commercial Marine Fishing Regulations (pdf, 140kb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), contact J.F.Girffin Publishing at 413-884-1001 ext. 2.

Past Issues
2014 Marine DIGEST
2013 Marine DIGEST
2012 Marine DIGEST
2011 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2010 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2009 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2008 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2007 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2006 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2005 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2004 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2003 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2002 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2001 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2000 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
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Last Updated: May 1, 2015