Division of Fish & Wildlife
New Jersey Freshwater Fishing
State of New Jersey
Philip D. Murphy, Governor
Sheila Y. Oliver, Lieutenant Governor
Department of Environmental Protection
Catherine R. McCabe, Commissioner
Office of Natural and Historic Resources
Ray Bukowski, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Dave Golden, Director
Paulette Nelson, Assistant Director
Joe Cimino, Administrator, Marine Fisheries
John Heilferty, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Al Ivany, Chief, Information and Education
Jason Hearon, Chief, Land Management
J. Sean Cianciulli, Chief, Law Enforcement
Jeff Brust, Chief, Marine Fisheries
Russell Babb, Chief, Shellfisheries
Carole Stanko, 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
Frank Virgilio, Acting Chair
Dr. Rick Lathrop
Jeffrey A. Link
Robert VonSuskil, Chair
Jim A. Shissias
Dr. Lenore Tedesco
Endangered and Nongame
Species Advisory Committee
Dr. Rick Lathrop, Chair
Dr. James Applegate
Dr. Barbara Brummer
Dr. Joanna Burger
Dr. Emile DeVito
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. David Mizrahi
Dr. Howard Reinert
Diane Nickerson, Chair
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. Jennifer Norton
John J. Maxwell, Chair
Walter L. Johnson, III, Vice Chair
Warren Hollinger, Chair
Stephen J. Fleetwood, Vice Chair
Marine Fisheries Council
Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair
Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek
John J. Maxwell
Robert R. Rush, Jr.
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.
Attention: New Jersey Saltwater Anglers
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
- Fisheries Forums
north, January 18;
south, February 22;
- Trout Meeting
- Opening Day of Trout Season
- FREE Fishing Days
June 6, Oct. 17;
- Fall trout stocking
begins Oct. 6
- Winter Trout Stocking
November 23 and 24
Law Enforcement Offices
- Northern Region — (908) 735-8240
(Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties)
- Central Region — (609) 259-2120
(Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties)
- Southern Region — (856) 629-0555
(Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties)
- Marine Region — (609) 748-2050
(coastal and bay areas)