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2005 Marine Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

Portions of this Digest are available in enlarged format for the visually impaired. To request a black and white, large format Digest, write to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Marine Digest, P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400.
The 2005 Marine Fishing Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is available on-line in PDF format. (Print versions are available at license agents.) It is available in its entirety or in portions for your convenience. A summary sheet is also available. File size is given for estimating download time.

Please note that the Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is published in May and the regulations contained in it remain in effect until changed. For information on current or pending salt water regulations, watch our homepage or Regulations page for news releases. Marine Fisheries staff can be contacted at 609-748-2020. Past issues are also available online.

Complete 2005 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (pdf, 2.6mb)

Pages 1 - 7 Contains: Cover; Table of Contents; Fish and Wildlife Councils; Commissioner's and Director's Messages; Exercise Caution When Fishing Near Shellfish Leases (article); Understanding Fisheries Stock Assessment (article); NJ's Clean Vessel Act Program; and advertisements. (pdf, 890kb)

Pages 8 - 15 Contains: Summary of Marine Fish and Shellfish Regulations; 2005 NJ Minimum Size, Possession Limits and Seasons; NJ Marine Fish ID; Shellfish and Non-Commercial Crab Pot License Info; Terrapin Excluders and Biodegradable Panels Required on Chesapeake-Style Crab Pots; Non-Commercial Crab Pot/Trot Line License Application; and advertisements. (pdf, 570kb)

Pages 16 - 27 Contains: Delaware River Sturgeon Profile; Shellfish Leases (article, continued); Counting the Fish in the Ocean (article); Stock Assessment (article, continued); Motor Boat Registration Information; State Police Marine Law Enforcement Stations; Sea Run Brown Trout Information; Fish and Crab Consumption Health Advisories; DEP Hotline; Federal Marine Fisheries Contacts; Skillful Angler Awards Program; State Record Marine Fish; Free Fishing Days; NJ Wildlife Viewing Guide; Outdoor Skills Workshop for Women; Sportfish Restoration Program; State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs; E-mail Lists; Accessible Fishing Sites; Publications Available; and advertisements. (pdf, 605kb)

Pages 28 - 36 Contains: Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; Enhancing Artificial Reef Sites; Telephone Directory; and advertisements. (pdf, 625kb)

Related Pages:
2005 Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary Sheet (pdf, 145kb)
2005 Marine Commercial Fishing Regulations (pdf, 110kb)
2006 Marine Commercial Fishing Regulations (pdf, 110kb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), contact Cindy Kuenstner, Digest editor, at 609-633-7598.

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