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Commercial Marine Quotas and Trip Limit Information

 

2019 Commercial Marine Fishing Regulations (pdf, 340kb)

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.

DEALER/LICENSE HOLDER REPORTING INFORMATION
Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting System (eTRIPS) Application
NJ Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Report (eTRIPS) - SAFIS Login

Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System (SAFIS) Landing Reports - May 28, 2019 (pdf, 115kb)

QUOTA LETTERS by SPECIES
Black Sea Bass
Cobia
Lobster
Menhaden
Scup
Shark
Summer Flounder
Tautog

Black Sea Bass

Season 6 Directed Black Sea Bass Trip Limits Wwill Be Modified November 3, 2019 - October 29, 2019 (pdf, 160kb)
Black Sea Bass Unloading E-mail Notification Requirement (pdf, 240kb)

2019 Black Sea Bass Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - January 2, 2019 (pdf, 435kb)
2020 Black Sea Bass Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - November 20, 2019 (pdf, 155kb)

Cobia

2018 Commercial Cobia Fishery Will Be Closed As of 11:59 PM Saturday, September 29, 2018 - September 27, 2018 (pdf, 95kb)

Lobster

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

Menhaden

Directed Harvest In the Commercial Purse Seine Fishery Will Re-open Monday, August 5, 2019 - August 1, 2019 (pdf, 75kb)
Directed Harvest In the Purse Seine Fishery Will Close 11:59 PM, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. - July 15, 2019 (pdf, 95kb)

Scup

Directed Summer Scup Fishery Will Close at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018; the Directed Winter II Scup Fishery Will Begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 - September 24, 2018 (pdf, 105kb)

Shark

Latest Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - October 10, 2019 (pdf, 153kb)
Latest Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - August 20, 2019 (pdf, 140kb)
Latest Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - June 24, 2019 (pdf, 145kb)
Latest Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - March 29, 2019 (pdf, 120kb)
Latest Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - January 1, 2019 (pdf, 115kb)

Summer Flounder

Season 6 Directed Summer Flounder Trip Limits Increased Effective Sunday, November 24, 2019 - November 20, 2019 (pdf, 160kb)
Season 6 Directed Summer Flounder Trip Limits Modified Effective Sunday, November 3, 2019 - October 29, 2019 (pdf, 155kb)
Seasons 5 & 6 Directed Summer Flounder Trip Limits Modified - May 13, 2019 (pdf, 160kb)
Season 3 Directed Summer Flounder Trip Limits Modified Effective Sunday, July 28, 2019 - July 29, 2019 (pdf, 155kb)

Summer Flounder Unloading E-mail Notification Requirement - December 10, 2018 (pdf, 240kb)
2019 Summer Flounder Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - January 2, 2018 (pdf, 465kb)
2020 Summer Flounder Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - January 2, 2018 (pdf, 155kb)

Tautog

2020 Tautog Quota, Seasons, Size and Reporting Requirements - December 6, 2019 (pdf, 330kb)

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

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Last Updated: December 11, 2019