New Jersey Saltwater Anglers
You make a difference!
It’s free, easy and required.
Before you head out to catch your favorite marine fish this year, be sure to join the hundreds of thousands of other anglers who have already registered with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational RegistryProgram (NJSRRP).
For more information on the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program and to register, visit www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov
After registering, become part of the fishery management process!
Submit a fishing report to the New Jersey Volunteer Angler Survey after each saltwater trip. Your fishing reports—whether you caught zero or 50 fish—can help improve saltwater fishing opportunities in New Jersey. Scientists, stakeholders, public officials and many others all contribute toward making recreational fishing regulations. But if you’re an angler, the process ultimately revolves around you. What is learned from anglers is critical to understanding the health of fisheries. You can have a real impact on our ocean resources and how they are managed. Submit online reports at www.njfishandwildlife.com/marinesurvey.htm
Most boats must be registered to operate on New Jersey waterways.
Boats and marine equipment which need not be registered:
For use on New Jersey waterways, all boats more than 12 feet in length must be titled, with the exception of ship’s lifeboat, canoe, kayak, inflatable, surfboard, rowing scull, racing shell, tender/dinghy used for direct transportation between a vessel and shore for no other purposes.
Boat Operator License (MVC)
An operator license is required to operate power vessels on fresh, non-tidal waters such as lakes, creeks and rivers. (Minimum age 16 years; with certain exceptions.)
For More Information:
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
(888) 486-3339 toll free in NJ or (609) 292-6500 from out-of-state
Boat Safety Certificate (NJSP)
A boat safety certificate (from an approved boat safety course; see NJSP Web site, below) is required to operate a personal watercraft or power vessel, including electric motors, in NJ waters (tidal and non-tidal).
New Jersey State Police (NJSP)
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.