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 GOVERNOR CHRISTIE SIGNS BILL  TO CREATE FREE SALTWATER FISH REGISTRY


(11/P21) TRENTON * Governor Christie signed a bill into law today that creates a free State
saltwater fishing registry in New Jersey, one that will comply with federal requirements and will not financially impact the State's saltwater anglers.


The creation of a State registry will allow New Jersey anglers to avoid a $15 saltwater registration fee imposed by the federal government as of Jan. 1.

"Fishing from our shores has been and should remain free to our residents. Some simple pleasures in life should be not be subject to a new unfunded federal mandate,'' said Governor Christie. 



Creation of a free State registry was lauded by the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance which worked closely with the Governor's Office and the DEP on this issue. 

"We realize the DEP has profound responsibilities to protect public health, safety and the environment, all with increasingly limited room for budgetary maneuvers,'' said Anthony Mauro, chairman of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance. "So we applaud DEP Commissioner Bob Martin for working to implement this bill in the most  efficient means possible within his agency's current budget.''

Saltwater fishing is an important economic engine for New Jersey, providing 38,000 jobs and a $1.2 billion annual boost to the state's economy, noted Commissioner Martin.

"The DEP recognizes the importance of protecting and managing our marine resources for the benefit of the environment, hundreds of thousands of anglers who enjoy this resource, to our multi-billion dollar tourism industry, and the thousands of jobs related to saltwater fishing,'' said Commissioner Martin, who thanked the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance for its efforts. 

"We will work to get this new registry on line as soon as possible,'' Commissioner Martin added. 

Beginning on Jan. 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration required saltwater anglers in states like New Jersey without a state saltwater fishing registry or saltwater fishing license to pay $15 to register with that agency. The registry requirement is part of an effort to improve the quality of data used in fisheries management, according to NOAA. 

 GAME COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR ADS IN DIGEST

HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced Liberty Press Publications, publisher of the Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting & Trapping Regulations, has set April 1, as the deadline for advertising copy in the 2011-12 Digest.


“To offset costs, the Game Commission went to a magazine-sized Digest and began accepting paid advertising,” Roe said.  “Ad revenues have saved the agency hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past eight years.  In addition to improving Digest content by going to a larger, full-color format, the ad revenues also enabled the agency to begin including in the Digest a ‘Hunting Annual’ insert filled with valuable information on wildlife and its management.”


Each year, the Game Commission prints more than one million copies of the Digest to distribute to every license buyer and Hunter-Trapper Education course participants.  A copy of the current Digest (2010-11) is posted on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) in the right-hand column of the homepage.  The 2011-12 Digest will be posted on the website prior to July 1.


Liberty Press serves as publisher and handles all advertising accounts for the digest. Ad rates range from more than $10,000 for a full-color page to around $500 for a classified box ad. Promotional advertising does not constitute endorsement by the Game Commission or Liberty Press.


For additional advertising information concerning the Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting & Trapping Regulations, contact Liberty Press Publications. The toll-free telephone number is 1-800-296-6402.

 

Area Outdoor shows and Fishing Flea Markets

Mercer County Anglers Fishing Flea Market on February 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hightstown Engine Company #1, 140 North Main Street, Hightstown. Contact Don Imrisek at 609-747-1955.

Ocean City Intermediate School Fishing Club Fishing Flea Market on March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 1801 Bay Avenue in Ocean City. Contact Nick Verducci at nverducci@ocean.city.k12.nj.us.

South Jersey Bass Club Association Flea Market on March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millville Elks Lodge, 1815 E. Broad Street, Millville. Contact 609-729-2504.

Berkeley Striper Club 16th annual Fishing Flea Market on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School, 1200 Bay Boulevard, Seaside Heights. Contact Steve George.

Jersey Shore Saltwater Fishing Show on March 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Spring Lake Manor, 415 State Highway 71, Spring Lake. Contact Captain Jim Freda at jimfreda@optonline.net.Fishing Flea Market and Boat Show sponsored by the Fish Hawks Fishing Club and the Lacey Elks Antlers on March 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lacey Elks Lodge 2518, 900 Beach Blvd., Forked River. Contact Rich Labor at 609-489-4032 or by cell at 267-307-8547.

Fishing Flea Market at St. Thomas Church Hall on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Thomas Church Hall, 1400 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway. Contact George at 732-381-2165.

Manville Volunteer Fire Company No. 3 Fishing Flea Market on March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 600 Washington Avenue, Manville. Contact Tom Kantorski at 908-526-0403.

Seageantsville Firehouse Flea Fishing Market on March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seageantsville Firehouse, Routes 523 and 604, Seageantsville. Contact Tom Marota at 215-598- 7950.

Stafford Fire Department Flea Fishing Market on March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stafford Township Fire Company, 133 Stafford Avenue, Manahawkin. Contact Ken Updegrave at 609- 994-4299.

New Jersey Beach Buggy Association’s 2nd annual Fishing Flea Market on March 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 1875, 600 Washington Street, Toms River. Contact 609-290-6480.

1st annual Fisherman’s Flea Market at St. Francis on April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Francis Community, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Island. Contact Mike Thompson at mthompson@stfrancislbi.org or 609-494-8861 ex. 105.

Other upcoming shows in the area: March 3-6, 2011 - World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Suffern, New York March 18-20, 2011 - The Saltwater Fishing Expo, Somerset, New Jersey

 

Jersey Coast Anglers Association News

MARCH 2011

NOTICES

2011 High Roller Raffle
It is now time for the JCAA High Rollers 2011 Raffle. We have put together a terrific selection of rods and reels and other prizes for a raffle that will be drawn on April 26, 2011. This is a major fundraiser for the JCAA. The 8 prizes are listed below with a value of over $3,391.00. Tickets will be two dollars each and Club Representatives can get.....
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  JCAA's 17th Annual Fluke Tournament, June 11, 2011
by Tim Burden, Tournament Director We've seen and spoken to hundreds of JCAA supporters visiting our show booths recently at the Atlantic City Boat Show and at The Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen show in Edison last month. For those at the Edison show signing the list for tournament applications, the registration forms will be mailed shortly. Many stated they eagerly wait for the..... Read full article 

 

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