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Marine Fisheries Council

 

Meeting Schedule

The Marine Fisheries Council is one of several councils and committees involved in managing our fish and wildlife resources. This council advises the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on various issues and management programs related to marine fishery resources. The Council has 11 members representing recreational and commercial fishermen, fish processors, the general public and the Atlantic Coast and Delaware Bay sections of the Shellfisheries Council.

The Marine Fisheries Council is unique in state government in that it can veto marine fishery regulations proposed by the DEP Commissioner. Along with shared authority, the Council also contributes to the preparation and revision of fishery management plans, holds public hearings on marine fishery issues, convenes species-related citizen panels as appropriate, and advises the commissioner on departmental policies and planning related to marine resources.

There are also Council Committees to discuss issues for a particular species, group of species, gear type or other fishery management topic. These committees consist of three to five Council members. to advise the full Council. In addition to the Council members, each committee has citizen advisors. For more information, see the documents linked below.

Below are members of the various councils and committees as of January, 2015. Members can be contacted via the Division of Fish and Wildlife office:

Mail Code 501-03
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
609-292-7794
Fax: 609-984-1408

Marine Fisheries Council
Richard N. Herb, Acting Chair (Sportfish)
James Alexis (Public)
Scott Bailey (Del. Bay Shellfish Cncl.)
Erling Berg (Processor)
Dr. Eleanor Ann Bochenek (Public)
Walter L. Johnson, III (Atl. Coast Shellfish Cncl.)
Frances Puskas (Commercial)
Sergio Radossi (Sportfish)
Joe Rizzo (Commercial)
Robert R. Rush, Jr. (Sportfish)
Joseph A. Zaborowski (Sportfish)

Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council
Walter L. Johnson, III, Chair
John J. Maxwell, Vice Chair
Walter Hughes
Vacant
Vacant

Delaware Bay Shellfish Council
Scott Bailey, Chair
Warren Hollinger, Vice Chair
Richard Malinowski
Stephen J. Fleetwood
Vacant

Marine Fisheries Council Administrative Guidelines (pdf, 83kb)
Marine Fisheries Council Committee Advisor Letter and Application (pdf, 68kb)

Bureau of Marine Fisheries
Bureau of Shellfisheries

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Last Updated: April 21, 2015