N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-12.14 - Issuance of surf clam licenses

(a) An applicant for a surf clam license or licenses shall be the bona fide owner of a surf clam vessel or vessels and a resident of New Jersey.
(b) No more than three surf clam licenses may be fished by a single license holder on a single surf clam vessel, to be identified at the time of application. The top and sides of the surf clam vessel shall be marked with the New Jersey surf clam license number or numbers in markings at least 18 inches in size, clearly legible and in good repair with no obstruction.
(c) Application for a surf clam license shall be made in person by the vessel owner or agent of the owner to:

Nacote Creek Shellfish Office

Division of Fish and Wildlife

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

PO Box 418, Route 9

Port Republic, New Jersey 08241-0418 (609) 748-2040

(d) The license year for surf clam licenses shall be July 1 to June 30.
(e) A licensee may transfer a surf clam license to a new licensee, provided that the new licensee meets all statutory and regulatory criteria for licensing (including, without limitations, application for a license under (c) above and payment of the fee stipulated in 7:25-12.16(a) ), and receives the Department's approval of a notarized statement of transferor's intent to transfer such tags. The statement of intent shall be signed by the transferor. A license may be transferred no more than three times during its term.
(f) A person shall not transfer a surf clam license or surf clam tags while an enforcement action by the Department for violation of this subchapter is pending. An enforcement action is pending against a license holder from the time the Department issues a Summons or Notice of Violation to the license holder until such time as a final legal disposition of the enforcement action has been rendered. If the final legal disposition of the enforcement action requires that a monetary penalty be paid or orders a suspension of the surf clam license, the surf clam license or surf clam tags shall not be transferred until the monetary penalty has been paid or the suspension time has run, whichever is later.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-12.14
Amended by R.1995 d.632, effective 12/4/1995.
See: 27 New Jersey Register 3269(a), 27 New Jersey Register 4888(a).
Amended by R.2001 d.73, effective 3/5/2001.
See: 32 New Jersey Register 4435(a), 33 New Jersey Register 874(a).
Amended by R.2001 d.477, effective 12/17/2001.
See: 33 New Jersey Register 3288(a), 33 New Jersey Register 4340(a).
Deleted former (b), recodified existing (c) through (g) as new (b) through (f); rewrote (e).

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