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Commercial Marine Quotas and Trip Limit Information


Offshore Wind Energy Survey Area Information (3/6/18)
2017 Commercial Marine Fishing Regulations (pdf, 140kb)

ATTENTION Commercial Trap/Pot and Gillnet Anglers
The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) has released updated information regarding gear requirements and management areas for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan for the Mid-Atlantic.

Please review the GARFO links below to ensure your compliance:

The following documents were sent to holders of commercial marine fishing permits. The date of each letter is given and the subject of each is provided as the link.

Regulations Pertaining To the Use of Commercial Fishing Gear On Sandy Hook and Axel Carlson Reefs - February 11 2016 (pdf, 31kb)
Letter includes links to reef maps.

Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting System (eTRIPS) Letter - January 5, 2010 (pdf, 20kb)
Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting System (eTRIPS) Application
NJ Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Report (eTRIPS) - SAFIS Login

Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System (SAFIS) Landing Reports - March 30, 2009 (pdf, 16kb)

Black Sea Bass
Summer Flounder

Black Sea Bass

Season 1 Directed Black Sea Bass Fishery Will Close 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 - February 14, 2018 (pdf, 95kb)

2018 Black Sea Bass Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - December 26, 2017 (pdf, 87kb)


American Lobster Regulations Letter - March 7, 2017 (pdf, 115kb)


Directed Harvest In the Pound Net, Otter Trawl, Gill Net, and Bait Net Fisheries Will Reopen Thursday, April 26, 2018 - April 23, 2018 (pdf, 35kb)
Directed Harvest In the Pound Net, Otter Trawl, Gill Net, and Bait Net Fisheries Will Close 11:59 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - February 5, 2018 (pdf, 175kb)


Summer Season Scup Fishery Will Close At 11:59 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017 - September 26, 2017 (pdf, 97kb)


Retention Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - May 8, 2018 (pdf, 90kb)

Summer Flounder

Season 2 Directed Summer Flounder Fishery Will Close 6:00 PM (Saturday), April 28, 2018 - April 25, 2018 (pdf, 105kb)

2018 Summer Flounder Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - December 26, 2017 (pdf, 80kb)

For further information on commercial permits contact the Bureau of Marine Fisheries at 609-748-2020.

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