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NJ JOINS INTERSTATE WILDLIFE COMPACT

December 5, 2017 - New Jersey joins the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact as of December 1, 2017, which means suspended hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in other states may carry over to the Garden State.

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COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS FISHERY BAN PROPOSED

December 4, 2017 - A set of proposals have been filed in Massachusetts which, if passed, would eliminate the commercial fishery on striped bass and increase fines for poachers. Read more »

SUFFOLK COUNTY SPORTFISHING CLASS

November 28, 2017 - An eight-week course that covers techniques, tackle selection, hot fishing spots and more.

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LEI DREDGING & DE BAY REEFING

November 27, 2017 - NJDEP has good news this holiday season for fishermen out of Little Egg Inlet boaters and along the Delaware Bayshore. Read more »

NEFMC SEEKS YOUR INPUT

November 27, 2017 - The NEFMC is embarking on an external review of how it does business, and is reaching out to its stakeholders for input. Read more »

THE 2018 MAKO SEASON IS SAVED!

November 27, 2017 - With the potential of a complete shutdown of the mako shark fishery looming, local recreational fishing advocates head to Morocco for the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

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HELP SHAPE THE USE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

November 13, 2017 - A webinar set for November 21 will allow user groups of Long Island Sound an opportunity to help guide future management of the Sound. Read more »

FISH & GAME MEETS NOV. 14 ON BROOK TROUT

November 9, 2017 - The New Jersey Fish and Game Council will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at Assunpink Conservation Center in Robbinsville, NJ to discuss catch and release regulations for brook trout.

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NISSEQUOGUE RIVER PARK IMPROVEMENTS

November 6, 2017 - Improvements include a new building to house DEC’s Division of Marine Resources, and a new marina and boat launch with easy access to the Sound.

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NJMFC TO WAIT ON SEA BASS DECISION

November 6, 2017 - At their November 2 meeting the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council voted to wait until after the December joint meeting of the ASMFC/MAFMC to decide upon whether or not to open the sea bass fishery in February. Read more »

JAMES GILMORE TO CHAIR ASMFC

October 30, 2017 - ASMFC Commissioners from Maine to Florida have elected New York DEC’s Marine Resources Director, James Gilmore, to chair the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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NJ MARINE FISHERIES COUNCILS MEETS NOV. 2

October 30, 2017 - The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council will meet on Thursday, November 2 in Galloway Township at 4 p.m. where it's expected that black sea bass will once again take a lead role in public discussion. Read more »

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