Logo

APAIS

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations New Jersey Saltwater Fishing

Marine Fisheries: Recreational Surveys

Be Counted

The Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) has been conducted by New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Fisheries staff since 2016. You may see our interviewers at marine public access fishing sites throughout New Jersey. The survey targets marine recreational anglers to obtain information about fishing effort, catch and participation. The more fishing catch data collected, the more successful this survey becomes for estimating overall catch, a crucial data component on which fisheries managers depend.

Along with increased outreach at public events, our Marine Fisheries staff are interested in talking with fishing clubs/groups about the importance of the APAIS. We rely heavily on our valued anglers, creating a joint venture to preserve New Jersey’s natural resources. Contact Maryellen Gordon at (609) 748-2020 for us to come to your meeting or event. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’re not “intercepted” for an interview while fishing or contacted through the Saltwater Registry, you can still participate by submitting a fishing report after each saltwater trip to the New Jersey Volunteer Angler Survey. Your reports have a real impact on how New Jersey’s ocean resources are managed. Submit online reports at www.NJFishandWildlife.com/marinesurvey.htm.

Access Point Angler Intercept Survey Totals 2018

Month

Site Assignments

Headboat Assignments

Intercepts

Charter

Private/Rental

Shore

Headboat

Total

March

54

3

0

1

26

23

50

April

60

3

5

55

82

39

181

May

121

8

36

251

139

80

506

June

120

12

46

369

229

149

793

July

124

13

41

433

192

203

869

August

146

13

97

497

356

183

1,133

September

130

12

46

216

137

151

550

October

127

11

37

261

119

121

538

November

107

5

35

198

83

66

382

December

97

3

9

64

35

42

150