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NJ Saltwater Fishing Regulations Overview 2020

name Season Bag Limit Size Limit Note
Bluefish OPEN 15 NA No Closed Season
Bonito OPEN NA NA No Closed Season
Cod OPEN 10 22.00 No Closed Season
Ling OPEN NA NA No Closed Season
Mackerel OPEN NA NA No Closed Season
Porgy OPEN 50 9.00 No Closed Season
Sea Robin OPEN NA NA No Closed Season
Skate OPEN NA NA No Closed Season
Striped Bass CLOSED 1 28.00 Season Opens 2020-03-01
Tog OPEN 4 15.00 Season Closes 2020-02-28
Weakfish OPEN 1 13.00 No Closed Season
Winter Flounder CLOSED 2 12.00 Season Opens 2020-03-01

NJ 2020 Saltwater Regulations Summary



Comply with the law and measure your fish!

Each Year Regulations remain in effect until changed.

Until officially changed, regulations from previous year remain in effect.

For the most current regulations, go to NJFishandWildlife.com/njregs.htm#marine or call the marine fish “listen-only” information line at (609) 292-2083

New Jersey recreational marine regulations apply to all fish species when they are possessed in state waters or landed in New Jersey regardless of where they are caught. Saltwater anglers must comply with the requirements of the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. Click here to learn more about the New Jersey Saltwater Registry Requirements.

Resource Information

Anyone who takes fisheries resources may be required to provide information on the species, number, weight or other information pertinent to management of resources. Anglers are encouraged to report all fishing activity after each trip. Visit Fish and Wildlife’s Volunteer Angler Survey at NJFishandWildlife.com/marinesurvey.htm.

Methods of Recreational Fishing

 No person shall take, catch, kill or attempt to take, catch or kill any fish within the marine waters of the state by any means except in the manner commonly known as angling with hand line or rod and line unless specifically provided for by statute or regulation.


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