New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife receives federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and sex pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or service, contact New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, MC501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420. The telephone number is (609) 292-9410. You may also write to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA, 22203.
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
David Chanda, Director
Larry Herrighty, Assistant Director
Paulette Nelson, Assistant Director
Russell Babb, Acting Chief, Shellfisheries
Brandon Muffley, Administrator, Marine Fisheries
Mark Chicketano, Chief, Law Enforcement
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Tony Petrongolo, Chief, Land Management
Dave Golden, 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 Black bear (TheRawSpirit.com)
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils
Fish and Game Council
Dave Burke, Acting Chair
Dr. Barbara Brummer
Jeffrey A. Link
Waterfowl Stamp Advisory Committee
Robert VonSuskil, Chair
Carl W. Blank
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
Dr. Rick Lathrop
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. David Mizrahi
Dr. Howard Reinert
Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee
Kelly Simonetti, Chair
Dr. Erica Miller
Dr. Jennifer Norton
Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council
Walter L. Johnson, III, Chair
John J. Maxwell, Vice Chair
Delaware Bay Shellfish Council
Warren Hollinger, Chair
Richard Malinowski, Vice Chair
Stephen J. Fleetwood
Marine Fisheries Council
Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair
Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek
Walter L. Johnson, III
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 • 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.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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