The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is the principal source of dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries

 

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJ DFW)

The NJ DFW - Bureau of Marine Fisheries is responsible for the administration of marine fisheries management programs. The objective of the bureau is to protect, conserve and enhance marine fisheries resources and their habitat. With 127 miles of Atlantic coast and 83 miles of bayshore there's a lot of area to cover.

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NJ DFW
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Location and Contact Information
Address: 
  • Mile Post 51, Route 9
  • Port Republic, NJ 08241
Phone / Fax: 
  • 609.748.2020
Website: 
www.njfishandwildlife.com/saltwater.htm
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Featured On-the-Ground Project
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Continuation of Electronic Reporting and Biological Characterization of Commercial Fisheries in New Jersey

Since 2001, several projects - which meet ASMFC fisheries management guidelines - have been and continue to be implemented by NJ DFW through funds provided by the ACCSP.  Listed below is a summary of the projects tasks and accomplishments that have proved to be invaluable in proactive management of the marine resources in New Jersey.

  1. Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting and eDR: Since its implementation in 2005, New Jersey has acquired 409 eTRIPS and 149 eDR accounts for individual commercial fishermen and seafood dealers. Staff also continues to update user accounts, provide logistical support for fishermen entering data, and supply new users with the tools necessary to report commercial landings successfully. Since its implementation a total of 353,078 trips have been recorded for New Jersey fishermen in the eTRIPS application. NJ DFW continues to implement eDR for state and federally permitted seafood dealers in New Jersey for the quota-based management of key regulated species including summer flounder, black sea bass, Atlantic menhaden, bluefish, and scup;
  2. Biological Characterization of Commercial Fisheries: NJ DFW continues to implement biological sampling for ASMFC regulated species (e.g., weakfish, Atlantic croaker, American shad, Atlantic menhaden, and American eel) through fisheries-dependent port sampling. Also, summer flounder, black sea bass, and river herring (alewife and blueback) are sampled through the fisheries-independent Ocean Trawl Survey. Since its implementation in 2008, NJ DFW has collected 103,396 lengths, 23,520 hard parts, and 14,587 ages for managed species;
  3. At-Sea Observer Program: New Jersey ACCSP staff continue at–sea observer sampling for American lobster and tautog. Since 2008, the New Jersey ACCSP staff have participated in 93 observer trips for American lobster, characterizing and measuring nearly 75,564 individual lobsters. These data are the only source from waters off the coast of New Jersey (Lobster Conservation Management Areas 4 & 5). For tautog, data are collected from two primary sources: the commercial fisheries, and the recreational party/charter boat sector. These fisheries-dependent data sources are critical to identifying trends in commercial landings and accurate management; and
  4. Data Feeds: Staff maintains data feeds to the ACCSP for inclusion into SAFIS and the Data Warehouse.
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Featured Data Query
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Top Five New Jersey Species by Pounds in Last Full Year

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In the Data Warehouse, NJ DFW has annual summaries from 1950-1993, mixed trip reports and monthly summaries from 1994-2004, and trip summaries since 2005.

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SAFIS Implementation
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NJ DFW has been using eDR since 2005 and eTRIPS and eLOGBOOK since 2008.

To sign up please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/marine_etripsapp.pdf.

Location and Contact Information

Address Phone / Fax Email Website
    • Mile Post 51, Route 9
    • Port Republic, NJ 08241
    • 609.748.2020

www.njfishandwildlife.com/saltwater.htm

Featured On-the-Ground Project

Continuation of Electronic Reporting and Biological Characterization of Commercial Fisheries in New Jersey

Since 2001, several projects - which meet ASMFC fisheries management guidelines - have been and continue to be implemented by NJ DFW through funds provided by the ACCSP.  Listed below is a summary of the projects tasks and accomplishments that have proved to be invaluable in proactive management of the marine resources in New Jersey.

  1. Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting and eDR: Since its implementation in 2005, New Jersey has acquired 409 eTRIPS and 149 eDR accounts for individual commercial fishermen and seafood dealers. Staff also continues to update user accounts, provide logistical support for fishermen entering data, and supply new users with the tools necessary to report commercial landings successfully. Since its implementation a total of 353,078 trips have been recorded for New Jersey fishermen in the eTRIPS application. NJ DFW continues to implement eDR for state and federally permitted seafood dealers in New Jersey for the quota-based management of key regulated species including summer flounder, black sea bass, Atlantic menhaden, bluefish, and scup;
  2. Biological Characterization of Commercial Fisheries: NJ DFW continues to implement biological sampling for ASMFC regulated species (e.g., weakfish, Atlantic croaker, American shad, Atlantic menhaden, and American eel) through fisheries-dependent port sampling. Also, summer flounder, black sea bass, and river herring (alewife and blueback) are sampled through the fisheries-independent Ocean Trawl Survey. Since its implementation in 2008, NJ DFW has collected 103,396 lengths, 23,520 hard parts, and 14,587 ages for managed species;
  3. At-Sea Observer Program: New Jersey ACCSP staff continue at–sea observer sampling for American lobster and tautog. Since 2008, the New Jersey ACCSP staff have participated in 93 observer trips for American lobster, characterizing and measuring nearly 75,564 individual lobsters. These data are the only source from waters off the coast of New Jersey (Lobster Conservation Management Areas 4 & 5). For tautog, data are collected from two primary sources: the commercial fisheries, and the recreational party/charter boat sector. These fisheries-dependent data sources are critical to identifying trends in commercial landings and accurate management; and
  4. Data Feeds: Staff maintains data feeds to the ACCSP for inclusion into SAFIS and the Data Warehouse.

Featured Data Query

Top Five New Jersey Species by Pounds in Last Full Year

Click Here To View >>

In the Data Warehouse, NJ DFW has annual summaries from 1950-1993, mixed trip reports and monthly summaries from 1994-2004, and trip summaries since 2005.

SAFIS Implementation

NJ DFW has been using eDR since 2005 and eTRIPS and eLOGBOOK since 2008.

To sign up please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/marine_etripsapp.pdf.