N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-18.9 - Application for Delaware Bay commercial and noncommercial gill net permits

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

(a) An individual who wishes to enter the Delaware Bay gill net fishery shall submit an application for a Delaware Bay gill net permit to the Division. All applications shall be submitted on forms available from the Division and shall be accepted yearround. All permit application forms shall be obtained from and mailed to the Division at:

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Fisheries Permits

PO Box 400

501 East State Street

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0400

(b) A complete Delaware Bay gill net permit application shall consist of:
1. A completed application form signed by the applicant; and
2. For a Delaware Bay commercial gill net permit to be issued during the 60-day period following June 3, 1991, full documentation establishing that the applicant satisfies the requirements for issuance of a commercial gill net permit set forth in 7:25-18.7(a) or (b), as appropriate; or
3. For a Delaware Bay commercial gill net permit to be issued after August 2, 1991 full documentation establishing that the applicant satisfies the requirements for issuance of a commercial gill net permit set forth in 7:25-18.8(a).
(c) The Division shall review each application received to determine whether the application is complete as provided in (b) above. If the Division determines that an application is not complete, the application shall be returned to the applicant.
(d) If the Division determines that an application for a Delaware Bay gill net permit received by the Division at the address set forth in (a) above during the 60-day period following June 3, 1991 is complete and that the applicant satisfies the eligibility requirements for issuance of a Delaware Bay commercial gill net permit set forth in 7:25-18.7(a) or (b), the applicant shall be issued Delaware Bay commercial gill net permits up to the limits set forth in 7:25-18.7(a) or (b) as appropriate. If the applicant does not satisfy the eligibility requirements for issuance of a Delaware Bay commercial gill net permit set forth in 7:25-18.7(a) or (b), the applicant shall be issued Delaware Bay non-commercial gill net permits up to the limits set forth in 7:25-18.7(d).
(e) If the Division determines that an application for a Delaware Bay gill net permit received by the Division at the address set forth in (a) above after August 2, 1991 is complete, the applicant shall be placed on the waiting list maintained by the Division under (f) below based on whether the Division determines that the applicant qualifies for a Delaware Bay commercial or non-commercial gill net permit. If the Division determines that an applicant for a Delaware Bay commercial gill net permit has not documented that the applicant satisfies the requirement for issuance of a commercial gill net permit set forth in 7:25-18.8(a), the applicant shall be placed on the non-commercial gill net permit waiting list. Delaware Bay commercial and non-commercial gill net permits shall be issued in accordance with the procedures set forth in 7:25-18.10.
(f) The Division shall maintain separate waiting lists for Delaware Bay commercial and noncommercial gill net permits based on the chronological order of the date that each complete permit application is postmarked. Applications shall not be placed on both the commercial and the noncommercial gill net permit list.
(g) An applicant shall annually confirm that the applicant wants to remain on the permit waiting list. Confirmation shall be made by letter postmarked between January 1 and January 31 sent to the Division at the address set forth in (a) above. Failure to send confirmation to the Division as above provided shall result in cancellation of the application and removal of the applicant from the permit waiting list without the Division giving notice to the applicant.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-18.9
New Rule, R.1991 d.278, effective 6/3/1991.
See: 22 New Jersey Register 1311(a), 23 New Jersey Register 1792(a).
Amended by R.2001 d.73, effective 3/5/2001.
See: 32 New Jersey Register 4435(a), 33 New Jersey Register 874(a).

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