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2022 New Jersey Marine Digest

2022 New Jersey Marine Digest


The 2022 New Jersey Marine Digest is available on this website in PDF format.

Segments of the 2022 New Jersey Marine Digest

It is also on the publisher’s website in an interactive format. View it on J.F. Griffin Media’s site now:

Publisher’s Online 2022 New Jersey Marine Digest

Print versions are available at coastal sport shops and license agents. Out-of-state residents can request a print copy by e-mailing


Please note that the Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is published in May and the regulations contained in it are accurate at the time of publication. However, regulations may change after publication. For the latest and most up-to-date information on current or pending salt water regulations, visit the Regulations page.

Subscribers to the Marine Fisheries and Shellfish E-mail Lists receive notification of any rule and regulations changes or proposed changes. Readers can also call the 24/7 Marine Fisheries “listen-only” regulations line for current regulations at 609-292-2083. Bureau of Marine Fisheries staff can be contacted at 609-748-2021 for further information.

Related Pages:

2022 Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations “ATTENTION ANGLERS” Summary Sheet (pdf, 585kb)
2022 Marine Recreational Seasons Summary Chart (pdf, 155kb)
2022 Commercial Marine Fishing Regulations (pdf, 330kb) – Updated March 22, 2021

Digest Advertising

NJDEP Fish & Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the Fish & Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the agency to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), contact J. F. Griffin Media at 413-884-1001 or

Digest Segments

Cover – 5 (pdf)• Table of Contents
• Assistant Commissioner’s Message
• Governor’s Fish Surfing Tournament
Pages 6 – 13 (pdf)• The Big 5: Popular Species
• An Agency’s Commitment to Recreational Fisheries
Pages 14 – 17 (pdf)• Marine Regulations – Finfish
Pages 18 – 19 (pdf)• Marine Species Identification
Pages 20 – 24 (pdf)• Marine Regulations – Mollusks & Crustaceans
• State Seasons, State Seasons, Minimum Size and Possession Limits Chart
• Federal Recreational Fishing Regulations
• Shellfish and Non-Commercial Crab Pot License Information
Pages 25 – 34 (pdf)• Online Map Tools
• Skillful Angler Program
• Operation Game Thief
• State Record Fish
• Health Advisory
• Gills to Grills

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Last Update: October 20th, 2022