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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: 23:5-44: Definitions

           2. As used in this act:

a. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.1985, c.211).

b. "Marine waters" means all the salt waters of this State, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and all bays, inlets and estuarine waters located below the freshwater portion of any river, stream or creek, but shall not include any of the freshwaters of this State as defined in R.S.23:1-2;

c. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.1985, c.211).

d. "Spearfishing" means the taking of striped bass by means of a spear, harpoon, or other missile, while the swimmer is completely submerged in marine waters, but shall not include the use of blinding lights for the purpose of spearing striped bass, or spears, harpoons or other missiles with exploding heads;

e. "Striped bass" means a game fish of the species "Morone saxatilis" commonly referred to as rockfish, rock or striper.

L.1983,c.506,s.2; amended 1985,c.211,s.1; 1990,c.5,s.1; 1994,c.26,s.1; 1995,c.107,s.1.

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

Older versions of 23:5-44 (if available):

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