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Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder Regulations Reminder

September 20, 2012
Updated September 27, 2012

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding saltwater anglers about two up-coming recreational regulation changes.

One is the change in the Black Sea Bass season dates which was approved after the Marine Digest was printed in May. That change included the season closing earlier this month and reopening on Sunday, September 23. The season runs through October 14 and then re-opens again on November 1.

The recreational summer flounder season is open until 11:59 PM September 28, 2012. At 12:00 AM September 29, 2012, the recreational summer flounder season is closed.

Anglers are also reminded that in addition to the Marine Digest, the "Attention Anglers" summary sheet, also available on the division's website at, is updated when regulations change. Anglers can also call the 24-hour marine fish "listen only" line at 609-292-2083 for the latest regulation updates.

The Division would also like to remind all saltwater anglers ages 16 and older to register with the free NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP) annually. The NJSRRP was established in 2011 to exempt NJ anglers from having to register with the National Saltwater Angler Registry and having to pay the $15.00 federal registration fee. In order to register, go to

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Last Updated: September 27, 2012