State of New Jersey
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
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Russell Babb, Acting Chief, Shellfisheries
Brandon Muffley, Administrator, Marine Fisheries
Mark Chicketano, Chief, Law Enforcement
Matt Brown, Deputy Chief, Law Enforcement
Tony Petrongolo, Chief, Land Management
David Jenkins, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Dave Golden, Chief, Wildlife Management
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.
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New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils
Fish and Game Council
Dave Burke, Acting Chair
Dr. Barbara Brummer
Jeffrey A. Link
Waterfowl Stamp Advisory Committee
Robert VonSuskil, Chair
Carl W. Blank
Jim A. Shissias
Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council
Walter L. Johnson, III, Chair
John J. Maxwell, Vice Chair
Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee
Kelly Simonetti, Chair
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. Jennifer Norton
Marine Fisheries Council
Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair
Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek
Walter L. Johnson, III
Robert R. Rush, Jr.
Joseph A. Zaborowski
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
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.
Register. You make a difference!
It’s free, easy and required.
Before heading out to catch your favorite marine fish this year, be sure to join the hundreds of thousands of anglers who have already registered with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP).
For more information on the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program and to register, visit www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov
After registering, become part of the fishery management process!
Submit fishing reports after each saltwater trip to the NJ Volunteer Angler Survey. Your fishing reports can help improve saltwater fishing opportunities in New Jersey.
Submit online reports at www.NJFishandWildlife.com/marinesurvey.htm
Law Enforcement and Regulation Information
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.