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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 23, FISH AND GAME, WILD BIRDS AND ANIMALS

    Chapter 3: License for hunting, fishing or trapping; penalty; exemptions.

      Section: 23:3-51.2: Definitions relative to taking of menhaden.

          
4. As used in R.S.23:3-51, section 3 of P.L.2010, c.72 (C.23:3-51.1), sections 4 through 17 of P.L.2013, c.74 (C.23:3-51.2 through C.23:3-51.15), and sections 12 through 14 of P.L.2014, c.57 (C.23:3-51.16 through C.23:3-51.18):

"Bait net" means a net, including but not limited to a bait seine, cast net, dip net, lift or umbrella net, or killi-pot, deployed for the purpose of taking menhaden to be landed or sold in the State.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection.

"Dealer" means a person who is authorized, by a license issued pursuant to section 9 of P.L.2013, c.74 (C.23:3-51.7), to purchase or barter for menhaden landed in the State, and who is considered a primary buyer of menhaden.

"Fishing" means the taking of menhaden from State or federal waters.

"Gill net vessel" means a vessel that is used in the deployment of a gill net for the purpose of taking menhaden to be landed or sold in the State.

"Menhaden" means a marine fish of the herring family (Brevoortia tyrannus).

"Menhaden set vessel" means the smaller of two vessels, often employed in conjunction with a purse seine catch vessel, and used as a replacement for the weight of a purse seine to assist in setting the net.

"Other authorized gear" means gear listed in subsection a. of section 2 of P.L.1941, c.211 (C.23:5-24.2), including haul seines, fyke nets, and wire pound nets, licensed and permitted for the taking of menhaden pursuant to P.L.2013, c. 74 (C.23:3-51.2 et al.).

"Pound net vessel" means a vessel that is used in the deployment of a pound net for the purpose of taking menhaden to be landed or sold in the State.

"Purse seine catch vessel" means a vessel that is used in the deployment of a purse seine or shirred net for the purpose of taking menhaden to be landed or sold in the State, and which may work in conjunction with a purse seine carry vessel or menhaden set vessel in the taking of menhaden by purse seine or shirred net.

"Purse seine carry vessel" means a vessel that is used to carry and land or sell menhaden that has been taken from State or federal waters, and which works in conjunction with a purse seine catch vessel or menhaden set vessel in the taking of menhaden by purse seine.

"Trawl vessel" means a vessel that is used in the deployment of a trawl for the purpose of taking menhaden to be landed or sold in the State.

L.2013, c.74, s.4; amended 2014, c.57, s.2.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-09-18 11:27:06.






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