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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Message from the Director

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You asked; we listened! Big changes help better inform public

Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change; to perfect is to change often.” The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Marine Fisheries Management took that quote to heart recently, making big format changes to the Saltwater Fishing Regulations Publication in an effort to improve the user experience.

Change can be scary, but it can also be an educational experience.

In the January 2014 edition, we made a slate of changes, many of which were based on prior input from our readers.

Many of you loved the changes, which included a reformatted regulations chart and the addition of a regulatory highlights page with a list of all recent regulatory changes. The chart was also rearranged from an alphabetical format to one organized by fish type and where they are caught and photos were added for easier identification.

But all these changes meant more pages, and for many of our readers, that was a problem. No longer could you easily take the two-page chart out of the book, put in a slip cover and take with you.

You asked us to change this. We listened.

We started by taking the eight page chart and condensing it down into two, two-page charts; one featuring reef fish and pelagic species such as snapper and swordfish and one featuring coastal species, sharks and shellfish. These new charts can be found online at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater” and “Recreational Regulations.”

We also used this same condensed format in the publication you are reading today.

In making changes, we learned more about what our readers liked and didn’t like and this helped us provide a format that is new and refreshing, while still being handy and useful.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this new format and all the changes we have made. But if not, we are always open to suggestions and constructive criticism. Email us at Saltwater@MyFWC.com.

Jessica McCawley

Director, Marine Fisheries Management Division of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Regulations in red are new this year.

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