NJDEP Proposes Changes to Marine Management, Seeks Public Input


Gina G. Scala
March 10, 2021

The state Division of Environmental Security is trying to get feedback on proposed new rules regulating crab and lobster administration, maritime fisheries and fishery management in New Jersey. Composed reviews can be electronically filed until eventually April 30 or submitted via the regular mail.
“The department is proposing to lower the variety of business crab pot/trot line licenses and crab dredge licenses for both equally the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic coastline thanks to a reduction in the variety of actively harvesting license holders,” in accordance to the March 1 DEP bulletin on the proposed rule modify.
Beneath the proposal, a licensee could transfer licenses to any human being, centered upon the variety of readily available licenses.
The DEP is also looking for to amend some condition codes that would make it possible for its commissioner, with the approval of the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council, to modify certain fishery administration steps by see “to keep on being in compliance with the mandated fishery management strategies, as authorized by the Atlantic Condition Marine Fisheries, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Administration Council, the New England Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Council, or the Nationwide Maritime Fisheries Service.”
Variations and new procedures to create new management strategies for the industrial Atlantic menhaden fishery are also being proposed, according to the DEP bulletin.
Composed comments can be submitted at nj.gov/dep/procedures/reviews, or a challenging duplicate can be despatched to Ryan H. Knapick, Esq., ATT: DEP Docket No. 1-21-1, N.J. Division of Environmental Security, Place of work of Lawful Affairs, Mail Code: 401-04L P.O. Box 402, 401 East Condition St., 7th Flooring, Trenton, N.J. 08625-0402.  —G.G.S.

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