Lobster, American

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Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 6

  • Measurements Carapace Length

  • Additional Notes
    Bag limit is 6 per person on board the vessel. Allowed by diving. Fishing with pots for lobsters requires a commercial permit. Possession of V-notched or egg-bearing lobsters is prohibited. Legal size varies by area. For details, please see http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/infodocs/lobsterinfosheet.pdf

  • Bag Limit 6

  • Measurements Max Size: 5.25 in Min Size: 3.38 in Carapace Length

  • Closed Seasons from April 30th, 2018 to May 31st, 2018

  • License Required
    All saltwater anglers must register with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. To register, visit http://www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov

  • Additional Notes
    Lobster Management Area 4 Open Season: Jan. 1 thru Apr. 29 and June 1 thru Dec. 31

    Lobster Management Area 5 Open Season: Jan. 1 thru Jan. 31 and Apr. 1 thru Dec. 31

  • Bag Limit 6

  • Measurements Max Size: 5.25 in Min Size: 3.38 in Carapace Length

  • License Required
    Recreational permit required. LMA 4: closed Feb 1 - Mar 31 LMA 6: closed Sept 8 - Nov 28 Other LMAs open all year. For more info, see http://tiny.cc/c6fg3x

  • Bag Limit 2

  • Measurements Max Size: 5.25 in Min Size: 3.38 in Carapace Length

  • Additional Notes
    V-notched lobster are prohibited.

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