IT’S A SHORE THING
Stretching from Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook to Cape May and Delaware Bay, New Jersey’s rich marine resources provide something for residents and visitors alike.
New Jersey’s 83 miles of bayshores and 127 miles of Atlantic coastline, provide unparalleled opportunities for beginners and experienced anglers alike.
Everything you need to know to operate a fishing, clamming or crabbing enterprise in New Jersey’s waters, while remaining compliant with current licensing, permitting and regulations.
Seasons and Regulations
New Jersey has regulations specific to size, seasons, possession and trip limits, quotas, tagging, reporting and more. Be sure to learn the regulations and responsibilities that apply to your interests and activities.
Marine Life Of New Jersey
New Jersey’s bays, estuaries and marine waters are home to a vast array of marine mammals and marine fish during the different seasons of the year. Explore our amazing diversity of marine life.
Mission and Work
Fish and Wildlife aims to assure the long-term protection of the state’s diverse marine fish, shellfish, and habitat resources. Find out more about the Marine Resources Administration’s programs and surveys.
Councils and Advisory Committees
The Marine Fisheries and Shellfisheries Councils advise the NJDEP Commissioner on issues and management programs related to marine fish and shellfish resources. Learn more about the Councils, their Committees, and meeting schedules.
Find Seafood & Adventures
Looking for a tasty seafood dinner or a fun fishing trip? Look no further! NJ has some of the best seafood restaurants and fishing opportunities in the country.
Genetic Diversity of Wild Brook Trout Populations in New Jersey: Conservation and Management Implications