On Friday, June 23, 2017, a section of Island Beach State Park (IBSP) ocean beach was closed to Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle (MSFV) traffic. A vehicle barrier was erected approximately 3/4 mile north of the jetty. The closure is to protect Piping Plovers, an endangered species nesting in the Southern Natural Area. The closure is anticipated to end on or about August 6.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that due to the temporary closure, IBSP may reach its capacity of MSFVs sooner than normal.
Temporary Closure Advisory Details (pdf, 175kb)
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Submit Information On a Saltwater Fishing Trip
New Jersey's rich marine resources offer an outstanding variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the state. They also support an important commercial fishery and provide the basis for one of the state's most important industries - tourism. From blue claws to striped bass, from surf fishing to deep artificial reefs, the division's management of marine resources provides an incredible range of possibilities for enjoying our coastal areas.
Our marine resources provide something for anyone interested in saltwater fishing, clamming or crabbing. Stretching from Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook to Cape May and Delaware Bay, New Jersey's 83 miles of bayshores and 127 miles of Atlantic coastline provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoying our marine resources.