New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
New Jersey Saltwater Fishing
State of New Jersey
Philip D. Murphy, Governor
Sheila Y. Oliver, Lieutenant Governor
Department of Environmental Protection
Catherine R. McCabe, Acting Commissioner
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Larry Herrighty, Director
Dave Golden, Assistant Director
Paulette Nelson, Assistant Director
Joe Cimino, Marine Fisheries Administrator
Vacant, Chief, Marine Fisheries
Jeff Brust, Research Scientist, Marine Fisheries
Russ Babb, Chief, Shellfisheries
Al Ivany, Chief, Information and Education
Sean Cianciulli, Acting Chief, Law Enforcement
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Dave Golden, Chief, Land Management
Carole Stanko, Chief, Wildlife 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.
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Cover photo: Man fishing on beach at sunset (Shutterstock.com)
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils
Marine Fisheries Council
Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair
Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek
John J. Maxwell
Robert R. Rush, Jr.
Joseph A. Zaborowski
Fish and Game Council
Frank Virgillio, Acting Chair
Dr. Rick Lathrop
Jeffrey A. Link
Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council
John J. Maxwell, Chair
Walter L. Johnson, III, Vice Chair
Delaware Bay Shellfish Council
Warren Hollinger, Chair
Stephen J. Fleetwood, Vice Chair
Diane Nickerson, Chair
Dr. Nicole Lewis
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. Jennifer Norton
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
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.
Law Enforcement and Regulation Information
Contact a New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement office that serves the county where you hunt or fish.
- 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)
- To report violations anonymously
call Operation Game Thief —