Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
A person or
vessel shall not take, attempt to take, harvest, or dredge for bait clams, or
participate therein, in any State waters without first obtaining:
A bait clam vessel license as provided for
2. A special permit for bait clam harvest
from the Division of Water Resources, as provided for at N.J.A.C.
vessel licensees shall harvest bait clams only from condemned waters, as
delineated at N.J.A.C. 7:12 and illustrated in the current Shellfish Growing
Water Classification Charts, but not from condemned waters located within the
prohibited fishing areas delineated at
Bait clam vessel licensees
shall report fishing area daily as provided at
file weekly harvest reports as provided at
(d) The season for taking bait clams shall
extend throughout the year.
time for taking bait clams shall be as follows:
1. October 1 through May 31: Daily, between
6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time; and
2. June 1 through September 30: Monday
through Saturday, between one half-hour before sunrise (Trenton Time) and 4:00
Eastern Standard Time.
(f) A weekly bait clam vessel quota may be
set by the Commissioner with notice by mail to all license holders.
(g) A person shall not operate the identical
vessel to take surf clams in the waters of this State for bait purposes and for
human consumption on the same day.
N.J. Admin. Code §
Proposal, R.1991 d.173, effective 4/1/1991.
See: 23 New Jersey
Register 223(a), 23 New Jersey Register 1001(a).
Provisions of new
rule R.1991 d.49 readopted with text added to (b) "as delineated at N.J.A.C.
7:12 and illustrated in the current Shellfish Growing Water Classification