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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Lobster & Crab Regulations

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Recreational Regulations

Recreational Lobster Regulations

Gulf of Maine Recreational Lobster Area

Minimum Size

314

Maximum Size

5

V-Notched Females –
Definitions

See www.mass.gov/marinefisheries
for current regulations.

Trap Limit

10 Traps

Escape Vent

One rectangular vent 11516” x 534
or two circular vents of 2716” in diameter

BagLimit

15 per day

Outer Cape Cod Recreational Lobster Area

Minimum Size

338

Maximum Size

V-Notched Females –
Definitions

See www.mass.gov/marinefisheries
for current regulations.

Trap Limit

10 Traps

Escape Vent

One rectangular vent 2″ x 534
or two circular vents of 258” in diameter

Bag Limit

15 per day

Southern New England Recreational Lobster Area

Minimum Size

338

Maximum Size

514

V-Notched Females – Definitions

Illegal to harvest female with notch or indentation in base of flipper at least 18” deep with or without setal hairs

Trap Limit

10 Traps

Escape Vent

One rectangular vent 2″ x 534
or two circular vents of 258” in diameter

Bag Limit

15 per day

Taking Lobster at Night is Prohibited

Lobster may only be harvested from 12 hour before sunrise to 12 hour after sunset.

Egg-Bearing Females

It is unlawful to possess or land any lobster:

  1. that is egg-bearing,
  2. from which eggs have been removed, or
  3. that has come in contact with any substance capable of removing lobster eggs.

Recreational Crab Regulations

Species

Blue Crab

Other Edible Crabs
(excludes Green Crabs)

Minimum Size

5″ shell width
(spine to spine)

None

Other Regulations

Egg-bearers cannot be taken; 25 crabs/day;
no permit required
unless using traps
or SCUBA;
closed season is
Jan. 1 – Apr. 30, inclusive

50 crabs total per day (including up to 25 blue) – other regulations
are the same as for blue crab

Crab Idenification

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Blue Crab

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Jonah Crab

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Green Crab

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Rock Crab

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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