2019 NJ Minimum Size and Possession Limits

Don’t get caught short! The regulations below are for Atlantic coastal waters only. Please refer to the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife for the Delaware Bay and other coastal waters.

Summer Flounder (Fluke): must be at least 18 inches. Daily limit of 3 (May 24 – Sep 21)

Blue Crabs: Hard – 4 1/2 inches, soft – 3 1/2 inches, peeler or shredder – 3 inches. Daily limit of one bushel (March 15 – Nov 30)

Striped Bass: Between 28 – 43 inches, daily limit of 1. Greater than 43 inches, daily limit of 1.

Black Sea Bass: must be at least 12.5 inches. Daily limit of 10 fish (May 15 – June 22). Daily limit of 2 (July 1 – Aug 31)

Weakfish:  must be at least 13 inches. Daily limit of 1 (Jan 1 – Dec 31)

Tautog: must be at least 15 inches. Daily limit of 1 (Aug 1 – Nov 15).

Winter Flounder: must be at least 12 inches. Daily limit of 2 (March 1 – Dec 31)

Shark: must be at least 54 inches. Daily limit of 1 fish per vessel.

Don’t forget to register before fishing! SaltwaterRegistry.nj.gov

 

 

 

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