New Jersey Shellfish Lease Application Fee and Lessee Renewal Fee

TweetBeginning in January, 2015, both the Atlantic Coast and Delaware Bay sections of the NJ Shellfisheries Council’s reconvened their respective leasing committees.  The committees, comprised of shellfish industry members, were charged with formulating revisions to the current rules, including the … Continue reading →

New Electronic Reporting Requirements for Mid-Atlantic Charter/Party Vessels

TweetBeginning March 12, 2018, all charter and party vessels that hold a federal permit for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will be required to electronically submit vessel trip reports for all trips carrying passengers for hire. These eVTRs must be … Continue reading →

Commercial Black Sea Bass Closure, Scup Reopening

TweetEffective 0001 hours Sunday October 30, 2016, the Black Sea Bass commercial fishery will close. To date, 97.5% of the annual black sea bass quota (27,000 pounds) has been reported harvested. Marine Fisheries projects that 100% of the annual black … Continue reading →

Commercial summer flounder limit change‏

TweetEffective 0001 hours Sunday August 28, 2016, the Summer Flounder commercial fishery possession limit will be reduced from 100 pounds to 50 pounds. Possession limits will be periodically adjusted, if needed, to land 100% of the annual quota by the … Continue reading →

NJ Reefs to Receive Concrete Deployments‏

TweetThe Sea Girt and Axel Carlson artificial reefs will receive 1,853 yards of concrete rubble from a seawall. Each reef will receive one load of approximately 930 cubic yards. For more information on the deployments, including reef coordinates, visit … Continue reading →

Daily Trip Limit for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Tweet  Daily Trip Limit Adjustments for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category   Courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service April 20, 2016 Today National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces adjustments to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits that apply … Continue reading →