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

    Chapter 5: Open season for certain fish; penalty

      Section: 23:5-24.2: Fish-netting license fees

           A person intending to take fish with a net in the waters aforesaid shall, except as hereinafter provided, apply to the commissioner for a license therefor, and the commissioner upon receipt of the application and the fee hereinafter prescribed may in his discretion issue licenses for the taking of fish with nets.

a. The commissioner shall establish resident fees within the following ranges:

(1) Haul seines, $25.00 to $50.00 per net;

(2) Fykes, $12.00 to $30.00 per net;

(3) Miniature fykes or pots, $100.00 to $200.00 regardless of the number, provided that not more than two miniature fykes or pots may be used for the taking of eels for bait without a license. Eels taken without a license may not be sold or used for barter;

(4) Bait nets, $10.00 to $50.00 per license;

(5) Drifting gill nets, $20.00 to $50.00 per net;

(6) Staked or anchored gill nets, $3.00 to $10.00 per net;

(7) Pound net, $100.00 to $200.00 per net;

(8) Wire pound net, $25.00 to $100.00 per net;

(9) Parallel nets, $10.00 to $30.00 per net;

(10) Lobster or fish pots, $100.00 to $200.00 regardless of the number of pots used;

(11) Horseshoe crab dredge, $15.00 to $30.00 per vessel;

(12) Shrimp trawl, $12.00 to $30.00 per net.

b. No license shall be required for the following:

(1) Dip nets 24 inches in diameter or less used for the taking of herring for live bait;

(2) Bait seines 50 feet long or less;

(3) Cast nets 20 feet in diameter or less;

(4) Lift or umbrella nets four feet square or less;

(5) Five killi-pots or less measuring not over 10 inches in diameter or 25 inches in length, if cylindrical or 2,000 cubic inches for any other conformation.

Fish taken under this subsection may not be sold or used for barter.

c. Nonresident license fees shall be the same as resident fees if a resident of this State may obtain a license to fish for similar species of fish with similar gear in the nonresident applicant's state for the same fee as a resident of that state. Otherwise, the license fee for a nonresident is 10 times the license fee charged to a resident.

The commissioner may, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), adopt rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

L. 1941, c. 211, s.2; amended by 1942, c. 174, s. 1; 1948, c. 175, s. 2; 1948, c. 472; 1951, c. 53; 1953, c. 258; 1966, c. 207, s. 1; 1967, c. 302; 1975, c. 116, s. 12; 1979, c. 199, s. 69; 1980, c. 120,s. 2; 1983, c. 366, s. 2; 1985, c. 108; 1987, c. 68, s. 1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.

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