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Marine Councils Meeting Schedule

The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council (Council) is currently seeking applicants for two open seats: one recreational and one general public. Application period closes on September 30.

Marine Councils Meeting Schedule

Below are the meeting schedules of the Marine Fisheries Council and two Shellfisheries Council Sections.

The NJ Marine Fisheries Council meets bi-monthly, usually on the first or second Thursday of the month. The two sections of the NJ Shellfisheries Council (Delaware Bay and Atlantic Coast) meet monthly. The DBSC usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month. The ACSC usually meets on the third Monday of the month. The public is welcome to attend these meetings.

Monthly reports from each bureau and office are presented at Marine Council meetings. The minutes of each meeting are also recorded every month. To view monthly bureau reports or minutes of past meetings, please click the buttons below.

Marine Fisheries Council


Meets at the Galloway Twp. Branch of the Atlantic Co. Library, 306 East Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway, NJ 08205, or the Stafford Twp. Administrative Office Bldg., 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050 at 5:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Please call 609-748-2020 to confirm date and time of meeting.

Meeting Schedule – 2023

January 5 – To be held both in person and via GoToWebinar

  • Meeting Location
    Atlantic County Library, Galloway Branch
    306 E Jimmie Leeds Rd
    Galloway, NJ 08205
    Directions to Location
  • GoToWebinar Registration
    The meeting will also be available online
    To participate in the webinar, please register for the meeting at:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7748458979969711704

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.   To join the meeting you must connect via a computer, tablet, or smartphone. This may require the (free) download of the web viewer app.

March 2
May 11*
July 13*
September 7
November 2

(None of these dates conflict with ASMFC or MAFMC meetings.)

*Second Thursday of the month

Atlantic Coast Section of the Shellfisheries Council


Meeting location at the Galloway Twp. Branch of the Atlantic Co. Library, 306 East Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway, NJ 08205 at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please call 609-748-2040 to confirm date and time of the meeting.

Meeting Schedule – 2023

January 9 – To be held both in person and via Teams

  • Meeting Location
    Atlantic County Library, Galloway Branch
    306 E Jimmie Leeds Road
    Galloway, NJ 08205
    Directions to Location

February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 16
November 13
December 11

Delaware Bay Section of the Shellfisheries Council


Meetings are normally held on Tuesdays at the Haskin Shellfish Research Lab, 6959 Miller Ave., Bivalve, in Cumberland County. All meetings start at 6:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise. To confirm date, time and location, and for directions, please call 856-785-0730 the day of the meeting.

Meeting Schedule – 2023

January 10 – to be held both in person and via Microsoft Teams

  • Meeting Location
    Rutgers Haskins Shellfish Research Laboratory
    6959 Miller Ave.
    Commercial Township, NJ 08349
    Directions to Location


March 7
May 2
July 11
September 5
November 14

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Last Update: January 10th, 2023