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« on: July 04, 2018, 04:03:34 AM »

I have a 12' jon boat & 5HP motor, and I'm a PA resident. I'm trying to figure out what I would need to do to be 100% legal to crab in NJ waters.

From what I can gather, I need a boater's safety certificate (issued by any state), and if my boat is licensed/registered in PA (which it is), I can waive their boat registration.

 It also looks like I need to register with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program, and if I want to run a trot line or use commercial pots, I have to buy an additional license.

If I rent a boat from a bait store or Dividing Creek, the boater's safety certificate and Saltwater Registry registration are waived.

Am I correct? Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 08:31:44 AM »

I have a 12' jon boat & 5HP motor, and I'm a PA resident. I'm trying to figure out what I would need to do to be 100% legal to crab in NJ waters.

From what I can gather, I need a boater's safety certificate (issued by any state), and if my boat is licensed/registered in PA (which it is), I can waive their boat registration.

 It also looks like I need to register with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program, and if I want to run a trot line or use commercial pots, I have to buy an additional license.

If I rent a boat from a bait store or Dividing Creek, the boater's safety certificate and Saltwater Registry registration are waived.

Am I correct? Thanks for your help.
I believe that is correct. If you intend to operate your boat and fish in non-tidal waters, you will need additional NJ boat operator and fishing credentials. You may use up to 2 commercial pots on a non-commercial pot license ($2.) There are some restrictions on allowed waterways for pots, and requirements for how often you need to tend them. Running more than 2 pots requires a commercial crabbing license. Those are in "short supply" in NJ Smiley Here is a link to the NJ F&W marine licenses & permits page, if you haven't already been there: https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/marinelicenses.htm
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 11:14:10 AM »

If you have a PA Boater Safety Certificate you're fine in NJ.  You don't need a Saltwater Registry unless you are fishing.

If running box nets you need nothing else.  If you want to use the LARGE MD commercial traps you need a permit ( limit 2).

No you don't have to register your PA registered boat in NJ too.


I have a 12' jon boat & 5HP motor, and I'm a PA resident. I'm trying to figure out what I would need to do to be 100% legal to crab in NJ waters.

From what I can gather, I need a boater's safety certificate (issued by any state), and if my boat is licensed/registered in PA (which it is), I can waive their boat registration.

 It also looks like I need to register with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program, and if I want to run a trot line or use commercial pots, I have to buy an additional license.

If I rent a boat from a bait store or Dividing Creek, the boater's safety certificate and Saltwater Registry registration are waived.

Am I correct? Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 06:57:35 PM »

Thanks for the information fellas! thumbsup
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 08:55:02 PM »

Go have fun.  We've been enjoying it for decades here.

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Thanks for the information fellas! thumbsup
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 07:07:52 PM »

Also pay attention to jerseys stupid trot line length. 150 feet and no more than 25 baits
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 02:06:30 PM »

Just a heads up the Dividing Creek area is off limits to commercial  type traps.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 09:37:16 AM »

Yes, if the waterway is too narrow ( I think 200 feet) you cant use them there.


Just a heads up the Dividing Creek area is off limits to commercial  type traps.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 10:35:32 AM »

Yes, is the waterway it too narrow ( I think 200 feet) you cant use them there.

Creek, ditch, tributary, etc. is 50 foot.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 10:02:46 PM »

I believe the $2 license fee is for Jersey residence only, out of state the fee is higher
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