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2003 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 2003 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 availble in its entirety or in portions for your convenience. The summary sheet is also available. The printable PDF files are viewable with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe's Web site. 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 for news releases. Marine Fisheries staff can be contacted at 609-748-2020.

Complete 2003 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (4.2mb)
2003 Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary Sheet (140kb)

Pages 1 - 7 Contains: Commissioner's and Director's Messages; Table of Contents; Phone Directory; Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; Study Reveals Reefs Enhance NJ's Marine Environment; Publications Available; Adopt-A-Reef Habitat Information; Shipwrecks of NJ's Reefs book; Guide to Fishing and Diving NJ Reefs Information; and advertisement. (780kb)

Pages 8 - 13 Contains: Atlantic Menhaden: A Profile; NJ Wildlife Viewing Guide Information; NJ Sportsmen's Federation Information; Anglers Unite with Biologists to Change Weakfish Management Plan; Fishery-related Conflicts: Some Solutions; Accessible Fishing Sites Information; and advertisements. (710kb)

Pages 14 - 19 Contains: Regulatory Update; Summary of Marine Fish and Shellfish Regulations; Wild Spaces & Open Spaces Map Information; Motor Boat Registration Information; Recreational Fishing Seasons Possessions & Minimum Size Limits Summary Table; Shellfish and Non-Commercial Crab Pot License Info; and advertisements. (485kb)

Page 20 - Minimum Size, Possession and Seasons Summary Poster. (245kb)

Pages 21 - 28 Contains: Minimum Size, Possession and Seasons Summary Poster continued; NJ Marine Fish ID; Striped Bass Bonus Program Application; Terrapin Excluders and Biodegradable Panels Required on Chesapeake-Style Crab Pots; Conserve Wildlife License Plate Information; Releasing Hooked Fish Information; NJ Coastal Management Program; Sport Fish Restoration Program; Clean Vessel Act Program; Sea Run Brown Trout Program Information; Boat Ramp Maintenance Permit Information; Report Violations; and advertisements. (1.1mb)

Pages 29 - 36 Contains: Fish and Crab Consumption Health Advisories; E-Mail List Information; Public Participation Information; Recycling on the Water; Skillful Angler Awards Program; State Record Marine Fish; NJ Free Fishing Days; Outdoor Skills Workshop for Women Information; and advertisements. (1.3mb)

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