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Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing

New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program

ATTENTION: Recreational Saltwater Anglers

Register because you make a difference! FREE. EASY. REQUIRED.

The saltwater registry acts as a current contact list for mail and telephone surveys. Participation in the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP) is vital in achieving accurate recreational fishing estimates, helping to ensure healthy fisheries for future generations.

Do your part to help maintain sustainable fisheries and join the thousands of other anglers who have already registered with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program.

In 2021, the NJSRRP had 143,704 individual registrants and 745 for-hire vessels. The total number of individuals registered was at an all time low.

* Anglers are reminded that registrations expire at the end of each calendar year and must be renewed annually. For more information on the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program and to register, visit

If you’re not contacted through the Saltwater Registry or intercepted by an APAIS interviewer while fishing, you can still participate by submitting a fishing report after each saltwater trip to the NJ Volunteer Angler Survey. Your reports impact how our oceans are managed. Submit online reports at

Wanted: Increased Participation!

Since the NJSRRP was implemented in May of 2011, there has been a fairly steady decline in the annual number of individual participants. Total number of individuals ranges from 270,437 in 2012 to 143,704 in 2021.