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New Jersey

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

Division of Fish & Wildlife

State of New Jersey

Philip D. Murphy, Governor

Tahesha Way, Lieutenant Governor

Department of Environmental Protection

Shawn M. LaTourette, Commissioner

New Jersey DEP Fish & Wildlife

Dave Golden, Assistant Commissioner

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

Kathy Clark, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species

Al Ivany, Chief, Information and Education

Frank Panico, Chief, Law Enforcement

Kim Springer, Chief, Business Administration

Vacant, Chief, Wildlife Management

Linda DiPiano, Editor

Alanna Newmark, Asst. Editor

NJDEP Fish & 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

Mitchell Jones

Jim DeStephano

Ed Kertz

Dr. Rick Lathrop

Robert Pollock

Robert Puskas

Loren Robinson

Ken Whildin

Where to Write Us

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Fish & Wildlife
MC 501-03 • P.O. Box 420 • Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 •

New Jersey DEP Fish & 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.

This is not the full law. Consult NJDEP Fish & Wildlife for further details. All persons are reminded that the statutes, code and regulations are the legal authorities. NJDEP Fish & 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 NJDEP Fish & Wildlife, MC501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08626-0420. The telephone number is 609-292-9410. You may also write to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240.