Division of Fish & Wildlife
State of New Jersey
Philip D. Murphy, Governor
Sheila Y. Oliver, Lieutenant Governor
Department of Environmental Protection
Shawn M. LaTourette, Commissioner
Office of Natural and Historic Resources
Craig Dorsett, Acting Assistant Commissioner
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Dave Golden, Director
Ginger Kopkash, Assistant Director
Lisa Barno, Assistant Director
Joe Cimino, Administrator, Marine Fisheries
Shawn Crouse, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Russ Babb, Chief, Shellfisheries
Jeff Brust, Chief, Marine Fisheries
Jason Hearon, Chief, Lands Management
John Heilferty, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Al Ivany, Chief, Information and Education
Frank Panico, Chief, Law Enforcement
Kim Springer, Chief, Business Administration
Carole Stanko, Chief, Wildlife Management
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.
New Jersey Fish and Game Council
Frank Virgilio, Chair
Dr. Rick Lathrop
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.
- Fisheries Forum
February 26; see Public Meetings for more details.
- Trout Meeting
March 12; see Public Meetings for more details.
- Opening Day of Trout Season
April 9; see General Trout Information for more details.
- FREE Fishing Days
June 4, Oct. 22; see Free Fishing Days for more details.
- Fall Trout Stocking
begins Oct. 11
- Winter Trout Stocking
November 21 and 22
Depending on the pandemic status, online virtual meetings may replace in-person events. For updates, visit our website as meeting dates approach.
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The Freshwater Fisheries e-mail lists, that is. This free service provides the latest information about Fish and Wildlife events, public hearings and other matters related to our freshwater fishing resources. And we have several other lists so you can maximize your enjoyment of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife resources.
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