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Marine Fisheries COVID-19 Information


Please be advised that, as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, NJ state employees have been ordered to work from home in order to slow the progression of the COVID-19 virus. During this time, some state services may be interrupted or delayed. We appreciate your patience and understanding in these uncertain times.

Information on New Jersey's response to the COVID-19 outbreak is available here - State COVID-19 Informaion Hub

For information on Bureau of Marine Fisheries or Bureau of Shellfisheries programs please check the Saltwater Fishing, Crabbing and Clamming page. For your convenience, below are direct links to some of our more commonly requested topics:

If the information on our website does not answer your questions, your best option to contact us during the office closure is to send an e-mail message to Staff will be monitoring this address and responding.

If you have any issues specific to the MFA's Delaware Bay shellfisheries management programs, email us at or call the Delaware Bay Office at (856) 785-0730.

As an alternative, you can call the office at (609) 748-2020. Your message will be automatically converted to text and forwarded to a central e-mail account. Please speak slowly and clearly. Please be aware that, at this time, staff are not required to use personal phones to return phone calls, so please include a valid e-mail address in your message.

During this period, it is likely that emails will be responded to in a timelier manner.

We appreciate your understanding as staff adjust to a remote work environment and apologize for any inconvenience these circumstances may present. Please stay safe and be well.

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Last Updated: April 1, 2020