Chris Christie, Governor
Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor
Department of Environmental Protection
Bob Martin, Commissioner
Office of Natural and Historic Resources
Rich Boornazian, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Fish and Wildlife
David Chanda, Director
Larry Herrighty, Assistant Director
Paulette Nelson, Assistant Director
Thomas McCloy, Marine Fisheries Administrator
Russell Babb, Acting Chief, Shellfisheries
Brandon Muffley, Chief, Marine Fisheries
Mark Chicketano, Acting Chief, Law Enforcement
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Jim Sciascia, Chief, Information and Education
Tony Petrongolo, Chief, Land Management
David Jenkins, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Cindy Kuenstner, Editor
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is a professional, environmental organization dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of the state’s fish and wildlife resources.
The Digest is available at coastal license agents, bait and tackle shops and Fish and Wildlife offices. Information may be reprinted with permission. Subscriptions are not available.
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Partial funding for the Digest is provided by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program.
Cover photo courtesy of Andrew Nichols and Kierran Broatch of TheConnecticutYankee.com
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils
Marine Fisheries Council
Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair
Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek
Walter L. Johnson, III
Robert R. Rush, Jr.
Joseph A. Zaborowski
Fish and Game Council
Dave Burke, Acting Chair
Dr. Barbara Brummer
Jeffrey A. Link
Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council
WalterL.Johnson, III, Chair
John J. Maxwell, Vice Chair
Oliver Twist, III
Delaware Bay Shellfish Council
Warren Hollinger, Chair
Richard Malinowski, Vice Chair
Stephen J. Fleetwood
Endangered and Nongame Species Advisory Committee
Dr. Barbara Brummer, Chair
Dr. James Applegate
Dr. Joanna Burger
Dr. Emile DeVito
Dr. Rick Lathrop
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. David Mizrahi
Dr. Dale Schweitzer
Waterfowl Stamp Advisory Committee
Robert VonSuskil, Chair
Carl W. Blank
Jim A. Shissias
Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee
Kelly Simonetti, Chair
Dr. Erica Miller
Where to Write Us
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife
MC 501-03 • P.O. Box 420 • Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 • NJFishandWildlife.com
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
To protect and manage the state’s fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term biological, recreational and economic value for all New Jerseyans.
To maintain New Jersey’s rich variety of fish and wildlife species at stable, healthy levels and to protect and enhance the many habitats on which they depend.
To educate New Jerseyans on the values and needs of our fish and wildlife and to foster a positive human/wildlife co-existence.
To maximize the recreational and commercial use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife for both present and future generations.
This is not the full law. Consult the Division of Fish and Wildlife for further details. All persons are reminded that the statutes, code and regulations are the legal authorities.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.