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State of New Jersey

Chris Christie, Governor

Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor

Department of Environmental Protection

Bob Martin, Commissioner

Irene Kropp, Deputy Commissioner

Office of Natural and Historic Resources

Amy Cradic, Assistant Commissioner

Division of Fish and Wildlife

David Chanda, Director
Larry Herrighty, Assistant Director
Thomas McCloy, Marine Fisheries Administrator
James W. Joseph, Chief, Shellfisheries
Brandon Muffley, Chief, Marine Fisheries
Timothy Cussen, Chief, Law Enforcement
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Jim Sciascia, Chief, Information and Education
Tony Petrongolo, Chief, Land Management
David Jenkins, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Doug Roscoe, Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics
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.

The Digest is available at license agents and Fish and Wildlife offices. Information may be reprinted with permission. Subscriptions are not available.

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New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Councils

Fish and Game Council

Jeannette Vreeland, Acting Chair
Dr. Barbara Brummer

David Burke

Fred Hough

Ed Kertz

John Messeroll

Robert Puskas

Dan VanMater

Dr. Leonard Wolgast

Waterfowl Stamp Advisory Committee

Robert VonSuskil, Chair

Bob Allen

Carl W. Blank

Dave Burke

George Howard

Stan Nadler

Cindy O’Connor

Jim A. Shissias

Jack Stewart

Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council

Walter L. Johnson, III, Chair

Walter Hughes

John J. Maxwell

Oliver Twist, III

Marine Fisheries Council

Gilbert Ewing Jr., Chair

Scott Bailey

Erling Berg

Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek

Dr. Patrick Donnelly

Edward Goldman

Dick Herb

Walter L. Johnson, III

Frances Puskas

Joe Rizzo

Delaware Bay Shellfish Council

Scott Bailey, Chair

Stephen Fleetwood

Warren Hollinger

Richard Malinowski

Endangered and Nongame
Species Advisory Committee

Dr. Barbara Brummer, Chair

Dr. James Applegate

Dr. Joanna Burger

Dr. Emile DeVito

Howard Geduldig

Dr. Rick Lathrop

Dr. Erica Miller

Dr. David Mizrahi

Jane Morton-Galetto

Dr. Dale Schweitzer

James Shissias

Where to Write Us

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Mail Code 501-03 • P.O. Box 420 • Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 •

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

Our Mission

To protect and manage the state’s fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term biological, recreational and economic value for all New Jerseyans.

Our Goals

  • 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.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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