New Recreational Fishing Gear Rules in Effect

Recreational Atlantic Striped Bass Gaff Prohibition

Recreational Shark Circle Hook Requirement

  • The use of non-offset, corrodible, non-stainless steel circle hooks are required, except when fishing with flies or artificial lures, when fishing for sharks recreationally. The new management measure has been implemented to reduce release mortality and to comply with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks.
  • 2020 Fisheries Managment Plan Review
  • Adopted Rule Notice

Please direct any questions to Marine Resources Administration at (609)748-2020 or njmarinefisheries@dep.nj.gov.

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