[Second Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 823

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  NELSON T. ALBANO

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  MATTHEW W. MILAM

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  JOHN F. AMODEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblywoman  CELESTE M. RILEY

District 3 (Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester)

Assemblyman  PAUL D. MORIARTY

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Wilson, Senators Van Drew, Beck, S.Kean, Beach, Madden and Norcross

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires DEP to establish free recreational saltwater fishing registry.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on December 9, 2010, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning saltwater fishing 2[,] and2 supplementing P.L.1979, c.199 (C.23:2B-1 et seq.) 2[, and repealing section 82 of P.L.1979, c.199]2.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  The commissioner, in consultation with the Marine Fisheries Council, shall establish and implement a registry program for saltwater recreational anglers, which program shall provide for:

     (1)   the registration, including 1the name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and other1 identification and contact information 1determined to be necessary by the department pursuant to federal requirements1, of individuals who engage in recreational fishing:

     (a)   in the Exclusive Economic Zone;

     (b)   for anadromous species; 1[or]1

     (c)   for Continental Shelf fishery resources beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone; 1or

     (d) in the tidal waters of the State;1 and

     (2)   the registration, including the ownership, operator, and identification of the vessel, of vessels used in such fishing.

     b.    (1) The registry program established pursuant to this section shall comply with the provisions of the registry program to be established pursuant to the “Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006,” Pub.L.109-479 (16 U.S.C. s.1801 et seq.).

     (2)   Upon establishment of the registry program pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall apply to the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for exempted state designation from the federal registration requirements.

     c.     The department shall not charge a fee for the registration required pursuant to this section.

     1d.   A person who is under 16 years of age or a customer fishing from a state-licensed or federally permitted for-hire vessel shall not be required to register pursuant to this section.1

 

     2[2. Section 82 of P.L.1979, c.199 (C.23:2B-18) is repealed.]2

 

     2[3.] 2.2    This act shall take effect immediately.