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NJ Saltwater Fishing Regulations Overview 2021

name Season Bag Limit Size Limit Notes
Bluefish Open 3 No Size Limit Charter boats limit is 5 per person.
Bonito Open No Bag Limit No Size Limit
Cod Open 10 22.00 Federally Regulated, No State Regulations
Fluke Open 3 18.00
Ling Open No Bag Limit No Size Limit
Mackerel Open No Bag Limit No Size Limit
Porgy Open 50 9.00
Sea Bass Closed
Sea Robin Open No Bag Limit No Size Limit
Shark Open 1 54.00
Skate Open No Bag Limit No Size Limit
Striped Bass Open 1 28.00
Tog Open 1 15.00
Tuna Closed
Weakfish Open 1 13.00
Winter Flounder Open 2 12.00

NJ 2021 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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