PBBA Bulletin Board

The 2020 Striped Bass Bonus Program is now open

The 2020 Striped Bass Bonus Program is now open!
Due to COVID-19, applications must be submitted by e-mail to applybonus@dep.nj.gov.

Wildlife, Fish & Marine Life Newsletter

Changes to Striped Bass Fishing Regulations

DEC has adopted new regulations for recreational and commercial fishing for Atlantic striped bass. These regulations are to reduce state commercial and recreational harvests by 18 percent as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Addendum VI to Amendment 6 (PDF) of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan. The daily possession limit is 1 fish/angler.

In marine waters (south of George Washington Bridge)

  • Slot size limit: 28” – 35” total length (no fish smaller than 28” or greater than 35” may be kept)
  • Season date: April 15 – December 15

In the Hudson River and its tributaries (north of George Washington Bridge)

  • Slot size limit: 18”- 28” total length (no fish smaller than 18” or greater than 28” may be kept)
  • Season date: April 1 – November 30 

In the Delaware River and its West Branch bordering Pennsylvania

  • Slot size limit: 28” – 35” total length (no fish smaller than 28” or greater than 35” may be kept)
  • Season date: All year

Diagram of fishing hooksStates are strongly recommending the use of non-offset circle hooks for 2020. These hooks will become mandatory for the 2021 striped bass fishing season. Catch and release practices contribute significantly to overall fishing mortality and circle hooks work effectively to reduce release mortality in the recreational striped bass fisheries.

Visit Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations for a complete list of recreational limits. Make sure to enroll in the annual no-fee Recreational Marine Fishing Registry before going fishing in the marine and coastal district waters or when fishing in the Hudson River and its tributaries for “migratory fish of the sea” (e.g. striped bass).

Image provided by Maryland DNR.

SIDE SCAN SONAR INVESTIGATIONS, GREAT KILLS HARBOR, STATEN ISLAND, NY

Subject: [RCYC] SIDE SCAN SONAR INVESTIGATIONS, GREAT KILLS HARBOR, STATEN ISLAND, NY
This is a survey done for National Park Service, passed on to a RCYC member and then on to Commodore Bob Bohnenberger. It shows possible underwater obstructions concerning anyone in GK harbor.

Because of the size of the document, we’re sharing it as a download via the following link.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0qvw9kj4l0o7l4b/GKMSonarReport%281%29%282%29.pdf

New York Fishing License Law Passed - REGISTRATION IS FREE

On March 31, 2011, the New York no-fee recreational marine fishing registry was set in place to comply with state laws. This suspended the fee associated with the state’s recreational marine fishing license that was originally set up in October 2009.

Information from the New York registry is incorporated into the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) nationwide database of recreational marine anglers. The database helps in efficiently obtaining fishing activity information, which is vital in setting quotas, size and bag limits, and fishing seasons each year.

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New Jersey Fishing License Law Passed - REGISTRATION IS FREE

In 2006 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was charged with the creation of a universal phonebook – or registry – of all current saltwater anglers in the United States. The registry was developed to allow NOAA to quickly and easily contact current saltwater anglers in an effort to gain more accurate and timely information on recreational fisheries. States were allowed to establish their own registry program for saltwater anglers that fished in their state. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection established its own registry program, the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program, to exempt saltwater recreational anglers fishing in New Jersey’s marine and tidal waters from the federal registry and the $15.00 federal registration fee imposed in 2011. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP) effective May 4, 2011 through Administrative Order No. 2011-05.
                           
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Your Old Photos Are Wanted!!

We are looking for Historical Photos from the early 1900’s of Lemon Creek or Princess Bay, if you have any please send them to admin@princessbay.org.

ABOUT

In 1934 a group of men, including some members of the now-defunct Prince’s Bay Yacht Club, private dock owners, clammers, sport fishermen and commercial fishermen operating out of Lemon Creek came together to form the Prince’s Bay Boatmen’s Association (PBBA). The purpose of the club was to promote seamanship and support both sport and commercial fishing by protecting the surrounding environment and ensuring a navigable waterway.

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