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New Jersey’s 2005 Coldwater Fisheries Management Plan

New Jersey’s 2005 Coldwater Fisheries Management Plan

Below are links to the NJ Coldwater Fisheries Management Plan developed by Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries biologists. An update to this plan is currently being drafted and will be available in 2023.

NJ Coldwater Fisheries Management Plan – entire document (pdf, 9.6mb)

Plan Components:

Cover – page 2 – Cover, Authors and staff, Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Appendices and Introduction (pdf, 76kb)

Pages 3 – 32 – History of Trout Management, Trout Life History and Ecology, Fish Fact Sheets (pdf, 555kb)

Pages 33 -52 – Classification of NJ Trout Waters, Management of Habitat (pdf, 3.0mb)

Pages 53 – 74 – Management of Wild Trout (pdf, 1.0mb)

Pages 75 – 130 – Culture of Salmonids, Fish Health Management for Salmonids, Management of Cultured Trout, Allocation Methodology for Cultured Trout (pdf, 850kb)

Pages 131 – 168 – Fishing Regulations for Trout (pdf, 1.2mb)

Pages 169 – 220 – Communications and Public Outreach, Funding, Program Goals and Strategies, Operational Plan (pdf, 315kb)

Pages 221 – 236 – Literature Cited and Glossary (pdf, 59kb)

Appendix A – Potential Changes to the Trout Stocking Program for 2005 and 2006 (pdf, 65kb)

Appendix B – List of New Jersey Freshwater Fishes (pdf, 29kb)

Appendix C – Classification of New Jersey Waters as Related to Their Suitability for Trout (pdf, 81kb)

Appendix D – Field Data Sheets (pdf, 1.9mb)

Appendix E – Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center – Access Guidelines (pdf, 21kb)

Appendix F – Plan for Utilization of Hatchery Surplus Trout (pdf, 15kb)

Appendix G – Trout-stocked Waters Database and Allocations for 2003 (pdf, 45kb)

Appendix H – List of Trout-Stocked Waters – 2005 (pdf, 34kb)

Appendix I – Inventory of Waterbodies for Coldwater Management (pdf, Existing and Potential) (pdf, 570kb)

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