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Call: 609-292-2083

American Eel 6 inches / 50 / Year Round
American Lobster 3-1/4" carapace length / 6 per person
Year round / Rec. permit required 
Black Sea Bass May 19 to June 30 with a 15-fish limit;
July 1 to Aug. 31 with three bass;
Sept. 1 -6 and Oct. 18 to Dec. 31 -- both with 15

Blue Claw Crabs

Year round
Peeler- 3 Inches
Soft 3-1/2 inches
Hard 4-1/2 Inches
Recreational One (1) Bushel

Bluefish

Year Round / 15 per day any size
Includes Snappers

Blackfish (Tautog)

Jan 1- Feb 28 / 4 fish / 15 inches
Apr. 1-Apr. 30 / 4 fish / 15 inches
July 17-Nov 15 / 1 fish / 15 inches
Nov 16-Dec. 31 / 6 fish / 15 inches
Cobia 30 inches / 2 per day / All Year

Codfish

21 inches / All Year / No limit
Haddock 21 inches / All Year / Any Number
Hard Clam 1-1/2 Inches / Limit 150
King Mackerel

23 inches / 3 per day / All Year

Drum-Red 18 to 27 inches / 1 per day /
No Closed Season
Pollock 19 inches / No Limit / All year

Flounder-Winter

March 23 to May 21 / 12 inches & 2 fish per person

Flounder Summer (Fluke)***

5 fish / 18 inches  / May 23-Sept. 27
Monkfish (goose fish) 17 inches & 11-inch tail length
No limit / Year round
Pollock 19 inches / All Year / Any Number

Scup (porgy)

Jan 1 to Feb 28 and July 1 to Dec. 31
9 inches/ 50 fish 
Shad Any Size / 6 per day / All Year
Shark 23 inches front of dorsal to tip of tail
or 48" Total length
Spanish mackerel 14 inches / 10 per day / No Closed Season
Striped Bass & Hybrid Bass:

 

Atlantic Ocean:
O
ne fish 28" to less than 43" AND one fish 43" or greater.  The Striped Bass Bonus Program (SBBP) closed on May 1 and will remain closed until September 1, 2015.  When it reopens on September 1, the SBBP regulations will be one fish 24" to less than 28".  The order of fish harvested does not matter.

In addition, no person may take, attempt to take, or have in possession any striped bass from the following closed waters:

January 1 - February 28:  All waters closed except the Atlantic Ocean from zero to three miles offshore. 

April 1 - May 31:  Delaware River and Bay and their tributaries closed from the upstream side of the Calhoun Street Bridge downstream to and including the Salem River and its tributaries. 

 

Weakfish

13 inches & 1 per day / All Year

 

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