Chapter 25 - DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RULES

  1. Subchapter 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS (§ 7:25-1.1 to 7:25-1.7)
  2. Subchapter 2 - USE OF ALL LAND AND WATER AREAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DIVISION (§ 7:25-2.1 to 7:25-2.26)
  3. Subchapter 3 - USE OF MECHANICAL NOISEMAKING DEVICES (§ 7:25-3.1 to 7:25-3.5)
  4. Subchapter 4 - ENDANGERED, NONGAME AND EXOTIC WILDLIFE (§ 7:25-4.1 to 7:25-4.20)
  5. Subchapter 5 - 2020-2021 GAME CODE (§ 7:25-5.1 to 7:25-5.39)
  6. Subchapter 6 - 2018-2019 FISH CODE (§ 7:25-6.1 to 7:25-6.28)
  7. Subchapter 7 - MISCELLANEOUS SHELLFISH RULES (§ 7:25-7.1 through 7:25-7.9 to 7:25-7.12 through 7:25-7.13)
  8. Subchapter 8 - CLAM LICENSES (§ 7:25-8.1 to 7:25-8.6)
  9. Subchapter 9 - HARD CLAM SIZE LIMITS (§ 7:25-9.1 to 7:25-9.6)
  10. Subchapter 10 - POSSESSION, PROPAGATION, LIBERATION, SALE AND IMPORTATION OF GAME ANIMALS AND GAME BIRDS (§ 7:25-10.1 to 7:25-10.13)
  11. Subchapter 11 - RESERVED
  12. Subchapter 12 - SURF CLAMS (§ 7:25-12.1 to 7:25-12.20)
  13. Subchapter 13 - LEASED TIDAL GROUNDS (§ 7:25-13.1)
  14. Subchapter 14 - CRAB AND LOBSTER MANAGEMENT (§ 7:25-14.1 to 7:25-14.21)
  15. Subchapter 15 - CLAM RELAY PROGRAM (§ 7:25-15.1)
  16. Subchapter 16 - DEFINING FISHING LINES (§ 7:25-16.1)
  17. Subchapter 17 - DISPOSAL AND POSSESSION OF DEAD DEER (§ 7:25-17.1 to 7:25-17.7)
  18. Subchapter 18 - MARINE FISHERIES (§ 7:25-18.1 to 7:25-18.17)
  19. Subchapter 18A - FISHERIES CLOSURES AND ADVISORIES FOR STRIPED BASS, AMERICAN EEL, BLUEFISH, WHITE PERCH AND WHITE CATFISH TAKEN FROM THE NORTHEAST REGION OF THE STATE (§ 7:25-18A.1 to 7:25-18A.7)
  20. Subchapter 19 - ATLANTIC COAST HARVEST SEASON (§ 7:25-19.1 to 7:25-19.5)
  21. Subchapter 20 - RESERVED
  22. Subchapter 21 - TERRAPIN REGULATIONS (§ 7:25-21.1 to 7:25-21.3)
  23. Subchapter 22 - MENHADEN (§ 7:25-22.1 to 7:25-22.9)
  24. Subchapter 23 - PERMIT TO KILL WILD DEER (§ 7:25-23.1 to 7:25-23.8)
  25. Subchapter 24 - LEASING OF ATLANTIC COAST BOTTOM FOR AQUACULTURE (§ 7:25-24.1 to 7:25-24.17)

Notes

CHAPTER SOURCE AND EFFECTIVE DATE:
Effective: May 11, 2021.
See: 53 N.J.R. 999(b).
CHAPTER HISTORICAL NOTE:
Chapter 25, Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife Rules, was adopted and became effective prior to September 1, 1969.
Subchapter 8, Clam Dredging, was adopted as R.1972 d.3, effective January 7, 1973.
Subchapter 10, Maurice River Cove Oyster Resolution, was adopted as R.1973 d.302, effective October 23, 1973. See: 5 N.J.R. 371(a).
Subchapter 11, Endangered Species, was adopted as R.1974 d.348, effective December 19, 1974. See: 7 N.J.R. 6(c).
Subchapter 2, Use of All Land and Water Areas Under the Control of the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, was adopted as R.1975 d.292, effective October 1, 1975. See: 7 N.J.R. 411(a), 7 N.J.R. 499(c).
Subchapter 15, Clam Relay Program, was adopted as new rules by R.1977 d.167, effective May 11, 1977. See: 9 N.J.R. 264(b).
Subchapter 14, Crab Management, was adopted as R.1977 d.196, effective June 1, 1977. See: 9 N.J.R. 117(a), 9 N.J.R. 319(b).
Subchapter 18, Marine Fisheries, was adopted as R.1980 d.394, effective September 17, 1980. See: 12 N.J.R. 312(a), 12 N.J.R. 576(c).
Subchapter 10, Maurice River Cove Oyster Resolution, was repealed by R.1980 d.433, effective October 7, 1980. See: 12 N.J.R. 454(b), 12 N.J.R. 643(a).
Subchapter 15, Clam Relay Program, was repealed, and Subchapter 15, Clam Relay Program, was adopted as emergency new rules by R.1982 d.309, effective August 27, 1982. See: 14 N.J.R. 1055(a). The provisions of R.1982 d.309 were readopted as R.1982 d.411, effective October 28, 1982. See: 14 N.J.R. 1055(a), 14 N.J.R. 1300(d).
Subchapter 18A, Fisheries Closures and Advisories for Striped Bass, American Eel, Bluefish, White Perch and White Catfish Taken from the Northeast Region of the State, was adopted as emergency new rules by R.1982 d.477, effective December 15, 1982. This emergency new rule expired on February 14, 1983. See: 15 N.J.R. 39(a). The provisions of the concurrent proposal were adopted with changes by R.1983 d.102, effective March 17, 1983. See: 15 N.J.R. 39(a), 15 N.J.R. 543(c).
Subchapter 15, Clam Relay Program, was adopted as emergency new rules by R.1983 d.519, effective October 27, 1983, expired November 18, 1983.
Subchapter 15, Clam Relay Program, was adopted as emergency new rules by R.1984 d.65, effective March 1, 1984, to expire April 30, 1984. See: 16 N.J.R. 560(a). The provisions of R.1984 d.65 were readopted as R.1984 d.165, effective May 7, 1984. See: 16 N.J.R. 560(a), 16 N.J.R. 1086(a).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Subchapter 9, Resolutions of Shellfisheries Council, expired on September 17, 1985.
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Subchapter 18 was readopted as R.1985 d.386, effective July 8, 1985. See: 17 N.J.R. 1188(a), 17 N.J.R. 1883(b).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Subchapter 14, Crab Management, was adopted as new rules by R.1985 d.560, effective November 4, 1985. See: 17 N.J.R. 1930(a), 17 N.J.R. 2608(a).
Subchapter 18, Marine Fisheries, was repealed and Subchapter 18, Marine Fisheries, was adopted as new rules by Emergency Rule R.1985 d.674, effective December 17, 1985. This emergency new rule expired on February 15, 1986. See: 18 N.J.R. 102(a). The provisions of the concurrent proposal were adopted with changes by R.1986 d.121, effective April 7, 1986. See: 18 N.J.R. 102(a), 18 N.J.R. 657(b).
Subchapter 8, Clam Dredging, was repealed by R.1986 d.234, effective June 16, 1986. See: 18 N.J.R. 784(a), 18 N.J.R. 1279(b).
Subchapter 9, Hard Clam Size Limits, was adopted as new rules by R.1986 d.231, effective June 16, 1986. See: 18 N.J.R. 146(a), 18 N.J.R. 1280(a).
Subchapter 10, Possession, Propagation, Liberation, Sale and Importation of Game Animals and Game Birds, was adopted as new rules by R.1986 d.233, effective June 16, 1986. See: 18 N.J.R. 533(a), 18 N.J.R. 1280(b).
Subchapter 8, Clam Licenses, was adopted as R.1989 d.26, effective January 3, 1989. See: 20 N.J.R. 2666(a), 21 N.J.R. 55(a).
Subchapter 12, Sea Clams, was repealed and Subchapter 12, Surf Clams, was adopted as new rules by R.1990 d.46, effective January 16, 1990. See: 21 N.J.R. 3214(a), 22 N.J.R. 183(a).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 25, Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife Rules, was readopted as R.1991 d.132, effective February 15, 1991. See: 23 N.J.R. 37(a), 23 N.J.R. 848(b).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 25, Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife Rules, was readopted as R.1996 d.119, effective February 2, 1996. See: 27 N.J.R. 4514(a), 28 N.J.R. 1378(b).
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66(1978), Chapter 25, Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife Rules, was readopted as R.2001 d.73, effective January 30, 2001. As a part of R.2001 d.73, Chapter 25, Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife Rules, was renamed Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules; and Subchapter 2, Use of All Land and Water Areas Under the Control of the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, was renamed Use of All Land and Water Areas Under the Control of the Division, effective March 5, 2001. See: 32 N.J.R. 4435(a), 33 N.J.R. 874(a).
Petition for Rulemaking: Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules. See: 36 N.J.R. 221(a), 4849(b), 5459(a).
Subchapter 6, 2005-2006 Fish Code, was renamed 2006-2007 Fish Code by R.2006 d.64, effective February 6, 2006. See: 37 N.J.R. 2974(a), 38 N.J.R. 957(a).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1d, the expiration date of Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was extended by gubernatorial directive from January 30, 2006 to July 30, 2006. See: 38 N.J.R. 1318(c).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1d, the expiration date of Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was extended by gubernatorial directive from July 30, 2006 to September 30, 2006. See: 38 N.J.R. 3577(a).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1d, the expiration date of Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was extended by gubernatorial directive from September 30, 2006 to October 30, 2006. See: 38 N.J.R. 4693(c).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1d, the expiration date of Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was extended by gubernatorial directive from October 30, 2006 to November 30, 2006. See: 38 N.J.R. 5155(a).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1d, the expiration date of Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was extended by gubernatorial directive from November 30, 2006 to January 14, 2007. See: 39 N.J.R. 62(a).
Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was readopted as R.2007 d.239, effective July 13, 2007. As a part of R.2007 d.239, Subchapter 5, 2005-2006 Game Code, was renamed Subchapter 5, 2006-2011 Game Code, effective August 6, 2007. See: 39 N.J.R. 587(a), 39 N.J.R. 3324(a).
Subchapter 6, 2006-2007 Fish Code, was renamed 2008-2009 Fish Code by R.2008 d.65, effective March 17, 2008. See: 39 N.J.R. 4988(a), 40 N.J.R. 1635(b).
Subchapter 5, 2006-2011 Game Code, was renamed 2009-2012 Game Code by R.2009 d.276, effective September 8, 2009 (operative September 13, 2009). See: 41 N.J.R. 1320(a), 41 N.J.R. 3217(b).
Subchapter 6, 2008-2009 Fish Code, was renamed 2010-2011 Fish Code by R.2010 d.013, effective January 4, 2010. See: 41 N.J.R. 3004(a), 42 N.J.R. 63(a).
Subchapter 5, 2009-2012 Game Code, was renamed 2011-2012 Game Code by R.2011 d.237, effective September 6, 2011 (operative September 11, 2011). See: 43 N.J.R. 1112(a), 43 N.J.R. 2307(a).
Subchapter 6, 2010-2011 Fish Code, was renamed 2012-2013 Fish Code by R.2011 d.301, effective December 19, 2011 (operative January 1, 2012). See: 43 N.J.R. 1632(a), 43 N.J.R. 3332(a).
Subchapter 5, 2011-2012 Game Code, was renamed 2013-2014 Game Code by R.2013 d.115, effective September 16, 2013 (operative September 21, 2013). See: 45 N.J.R. 787(a), 45 N.J.R. 2121(a).
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1b, Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was scheduled to expire on July 13, 2014. See: 43 N.J.R. 1203(a).
Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was readopted, effective June 12, 2014. See: 46 N.J.R. 1641(b).
Subchapter 5, 2013-2014 Game Code, was renamed 2015-2016 Game Code by R.2015 d.147, effective September 8, 2015 (operative September 13, 2015). See: 47 N.J.R. 577(a), 47 N.J.R. 2264(a).
Subchapter 6, 2012-2013 Fish Code, was renamed 2016-2017 Fish Code by R.2016 d.072, effective June 20, 2016. See: 47 N.J.R. 2416(a), 48 N.J.R. 1290(a).
Subchapter 5, 2015-2016 Game Code, was renamed 2017-2018 Game Code by R.2017 d.165, effective September 5, 2017 (operative September 10, 2017). See: 49 N.J.R. 603(a), 49 N.J.R. 2921(a).
Subchapter 6, 2016-2017 Fish Code, was renamed 2018-2019 Fish Code by R.2018 d.080, effective February 5, 2018. See: 49 N.J.R. 3278(a), 50 N.J.R. 801(b).
Subchapter 5, 2017-2018 Game Code, was renamed 2020-2021 Game Code by R.2021 d.044, effective May 3, 2021 (operative May 8, 2021). See: 52 N.J.R. 1799(a), 53 N.J.R. 683(b).
Chapter 25, Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules, was readopted effective May 11, 2021. See: Source and Effective Date.
Subchapter 22, Fishery Management in New Jersey, was renamed Menhaden by R.2021 d.142, effective December 20, 2021. See: 53 N.J.R. 297(a), 53 N.J.R. 2139(a).
Subchapter 6, 2018-2019 Fish Code, was renamed 2022-2025 Fish Code by R.2022 d.028, effective February 22, 2022. See: 53 N.J.R. 403(a), 54 N.J.R. 360(a).

CHAPTER AUTHORITY:

N.J.S.A. 13:1B-30 et seq., 13:1D-9, 23:1-1 et seq., and 50:1-5 et seq.

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