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Commercial Marine Quotas and Trip Limit Information


New Summer Flounder/Black Sea Bass Unloading E-mail Notification Requirement (pdf, 240kb)

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.

Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting System (eTRIPS) Letter - January 5, 2010 (pdf, 20kb)
Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting System (eTRIPS) Application
NJ Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Report (eTRIPS) - SAFIS Login

Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System (SAFIS) Landing Reports - March 30, 2009 (pdf, 16kb)

Black Sea Bass
Summer Flounder

Black Sea Bass

Black Sea Bass Unloading E-mail Notification Requirement (pdf, 240kb)

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


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


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


Open Period For Atlantic Menhaden Commercial Purse Seine Fishery Extended Through Friday, September 21, 2018 - September 10, 2018 (pdf, 35kb)
Directed Harvest In the Pound Net, Otter Trawl, Gill Net, and Bait Net Fisheries Will Reopen Thursday, April 26, 2018 - April 23, 2018 (pdf, 35kb)


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)


Latest Limits Modification for Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Management Groups - January 1, 2019 (pdf, 120kb)

Summer Flounder

Summer Flounder Unloading E-mail Notification Requirement (pdf, 240kb)

Season 6 Directed Summer Flounder Fishery Will Close 6:00 PM (Tuesday), December 18, 2018 - December 13, 2018 (pdf, 30kb)

2019 Summer Flounder Seasons, Quotas and Trip Limits - January 2, 2018 (pdf, 465kb)

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

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Last Updated: February 19, 2019