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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Help Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species and Fish Diseases

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Fish diseases such as viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) and invasive species such as the zebra mussel and Eurasian water milfoil can be spread through the use of boating and fishing equipment that has not been properly cleaned, dried or disinfected prior to its use in another waterbody. Help stop the spread of these noxious species and diseases by adhering to the following simple guidelines.

INSPECT your boat, trailer and other fishing and boating equipment, and remove all mud, plants and other organisms that might be clinging to it. Never release plants, fish or animals into a body of water, unless they came out of that body of water.

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DRAIN AND DRY everything that came into contact with water. Many aquatic invasive species and fish diseases are microscopic and can be transported in as little as a drop of water. Dry boats for at least 5 days and other equipment for at least 48 hrs before use in another waterbody. Difficult-to-dry gear may require even longer drying times. Recommended drying times for each month of the year can be calculated at 100thmeridian.org/emersion.asp. Be sure to completely drain your boat, including baitwells and livewells.

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DISINFECT equipment if you cannot or do not have the time to dry it before using it in another waterbody. Effective disinfectants include water at least 140° F (hotter than most hot tap water) or steam, 2% bleach solution (3 ounces of household bleach mixed with 1 gallon of water), or household cleansers such as Fantastik®, Formula 409®, or Spray Nine® that contain the ingredient alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. For all materials, follow label instructions and be sure to soak equipment for a minimum of 10 minutes. Dispose of all cleaning/disinfectant solutions away from surface waters in accordance with label
restrictions.

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For more information

For more information on aquatic invasive species and preventing their spread go to: www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48221.html, or scan this QR code with a smartphone.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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