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Alabama Alabama Hunting & Fishing

Connecticut Connecticut Hunting Connecticut Fishing

Delaware Delaware Hunting Delaware Fishing

Florida Florida Freshwater Fishing Florida Saltwater Fishing Florida Hunting

Georgia Georgia Hunting Georgia Fishing Georgia Parent/Teen Driving Georgia Drivers Manual Georgia Commercial Drivers Georgia Motorcycle Manual Georgia Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program

Idaho Idaho Big Game Seasons & Rules – 2015

Illinois Illinois Hunting Regulations – 2016-2017

Indiana Indiana Hunting Indiana Fishing

Louisiana Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2015

Maine Maine Hunting Maine Fishing Maine ATV & Snowmobile

Maryland Maryland Hunting Maryland Fishing

Massachusetts Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing

Michigan Michigan Fishing

Mississippi Mississippi Hunting & Fishing

Nevada Nevada Hunting Nevada Big Game Hunting Seasons & Applications Nevada Fishing

New Hampshire New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing New Hampshire Saltwater Fishing New Hampshire Hunting New Hampshire ATV & Snowmobile

New Jersey New Jersey Freshwater Fishing New Jersey Saltwater Fishing New Jersey Hunting

New Mexico New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info – 2016-2017

New York New York Hunting New York Fishing

Ohio Ohio Hunting Ohio Fishing

Oklahoma Oklahoma Hunting Oklahoma Fishing

Oregon Oregon Big Game Hunting Oregon Fishing Oregon Game Bird Hunting

Rhode Island Rhode Island Freshwater Fishing Rhode Island Saltwater Fishing Rhode Island Hunting

South Carolina South Carolina Hunting & Fishing

Vermont Vermont Hunting & Fishing

Virginia Virginia Hunting Virginia Migratory Game Bird Hunting Virginia Fishing


About This Guide

Fishing Regulations New Jersey Freshwater Fishing

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

Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries

Jeff Matthews, Chief, Fisheries Production

Al Ivany, Chief, Information and Education

Russ Allen, Chief, Marine Fisheries

Matt Brown, Acting Chief, Law Enforcement

Dave Golden, Chief, Land Management

David Jenkins, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species

Brandon Muffley, Administrator, Marine Fisheries

Carole Stanko, Acting 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.

The Digest is available at license agents and Fish and Wildlife offices. Information may be reprinted with permission. Subscriptions are not available.

This Digest is designed and produced by J.F. Griffin Publishing, LLC;
Partial funding for the Digest is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program.

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils

Fish and Game Council

Dave Burke, Acting Chair

Cathy Blumig

Phillip Brodhecker

Dr. Barbara Brummer

George Conover

Joe DeMartino

Jim DeStephano

Agust Gudmundsson

Jeffrey A. Link

Dan VanMater

Waterfowl Stamp Advisory Committee

Robert VonSuskil, Chair

Peter Bacinski

Carl W. Blank

Dave Burke

Joseph DeMartino

George Howard

Mike Kantor

Scott Paterson

Mike Shanahan

Jim A. Shissias

Dr. Lenore Tedesco

Endangered and Nongame Species Advisory Committee

Dr. Barbara Brummer, Chair

Dr. James Applegate

Dr. Joanna Burger

Dr. Emile DeVito

Howard Geduldig

Dr. Rick Lathrop

Dr. Erica Miller

Dr. David Mizrahi

Jane Morton-Galetto

Dr. Howard Reinert

James Shissias

Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee

Kelly Simonetti, Chair

Donald Bonica

Phillip Brodhecker

Giselle Chazotte-Smisko

Lisa DeLambert

Tracy Leaver

Dr. Erica Miller

Diane Nickerson

Dr. Jennifer Norton

Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council

Walter L. Johnson, III, Chair

John J. Maxwell, Vice Chair

Walter Hughes

Delaware Bay Shellfish Council

Scott Bailey, Chair

Warren Hollinger, Vice Chair

Stephen J. Fleetwood

Richard Malinowski

Marine Fisheries Council

Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair

James Alexis
Scott Bailey

Erling Berg

Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek

Walter L. Johnson, III

Sergio Radossi

Joe Rizzo

Robert R. Rush, Jr.

Joseph A. Zaborowski

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 •

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

Our Mission

To protect and manage the state’s fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term ­biological, recreational and economic value for all New Jerseyans.

Our Goals

  • 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.