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06-11-2008, 07:30 AM
I got out on Monday and hit up a couple jetties on the Sea Isle beach. The vis wasn't as great as i though it'd be after having 2 days of a west wind. I could only see about 2 ft in front of my tip. All i saw were some nice sized togs. On the way in i stumbled across a rock that was loaded with some large mussels, so i grabbed a cluster of about 50. I was told by one guy that you need a clamming/shellfish license to harvest them and another guy told me that they're not regulated. I checked out the fish and wildlife digest and it says nothing about them. Can anyone provide me with the regulations regarding mussels?
06-11-2008, 08:16 AM
I think the guy was confused cause clams require a license. Im pretty sure mussels are not regulated.
06-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Mussels are not regulated
06-11-2008, 04:24 PM
06-13-2008, 03:15 PM
Just found out you do need a license for mussels. http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/marinelicenses.htm
06-14-2008, 12:01 PM
Just found out you do need a license for mussels.
Yeah, looks like it but you grabbed them before the date it's required so you were all good. You still have a few more days to grab some without a license. I just got this email yesterday.
On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, changes to the NJ shellfish statutes (Title 50) go
into effect. A clamming license is now called a Shellfish License and is
required for harvesting of all species of benthic mollusks with the exception of
conchs, which are covered by commercial marine fisheries regulations. In
addition, a new non-resident Commercial Shellfish License was established.
The new statute means that anyone who wishes to harvest hard clams, soft clams,
surf clams, oysters, bay scallops or mussels (or other molluscan shellfish
excluding conchs) will need to obtain a Shellfish License. However, since these
changes are being implemented in the middle of the calendar year, those who have
already purchased a Clamming License will not need to purchase the new Shellfish
License. Their existing 2008 Clamming License will have all the rights
associated with the new Shellfish License.
The new Shellfish Licenses will be available via the Internet license site,
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/nj/ beginning June 17. For information on the
shellfish and other marine licenses, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/marinelicenses.htm
on the DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's website.
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