The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife recently announced new black sea bass regulations which begin on January 1, 2013. The recreational black sea bass fishery will open from January 1 through February 28.
The minimum size limit remains at 12.5 inches and the possession limit will be 15 fish. These regulations pertain to both New Jersey state waters as well as Federal waters.
The Division also announced that recreational black sea bass measures are likely change from 2012 regulations later in 2013. Recreational anglers should look for new regulations on the division website.
source: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife