N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-12.9 - Prohibited surf clam harvest areas; reopening of closed surf clam harvest areas

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The area in which surf clams may not be taken are as follows:
1. Those areas closed to shellfishing by N.J.A.C. 7:12; and
2. For the purpose of surf clam resource conservation, the Commissioner, with the advice of the Council, may close surf clam harvest areas in regions in which the average size of the surf clams is less than four inches in length (longest dimension) as determined by the Department's annual New Jersey surf clam stock assessment survey, by filing a public notice for publication in the New Jersey Register and sending notice to all license holders by first class mail.
i. At such time as the average size of surf clams within these prohibited surf clam harvest areas exceeds four inches in length (longest dimension) as determined by the Department's annual New Jersey surf clam stock assessment survey, the Commissioner, with the advice of the Council, may reopen these areas, by filing a public notice for publication in the New Jersey Register and sending notice to all license holders by first class mail.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-12.9
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.477, effective 12/17/2001.
See: 33 New Jersey Register 3288(a), 33 New Jersey Register 4340(a).
Rewrote the section.

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