Marine Species Identification
New Jersey Saltwater Fishing
Alewife (a river herring)
Blueback Herring (a river herring)
Alewife, American Shad, Blueback Herring and Hickory Shad illustrations ©Duane Raver; Atlantic Herring illustration ©Victor Young/NH. Fish and Game Department;
Gizzard Shad illustration courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ©2012.
Black Sea Bass
For a complete list of shark species, visit NOAA’s Shark Identification and Federal Regulations for the Recreational Fishery of the U.S. Atlantic Coast at: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resource/educational-materials/shark-identification-placard.