Current through Vol. 53, No. 10, May 17, 2021
Section 7:25A-2.5 - Direct market harvest limitations; quota; control dates(a) The Commissioner, in consultation with the Council and with the advice of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, shall establish annually a season quota for the direct market harvest of oysters from the State's natural seed beds above the southwest line.(b) The Division, in consultation with the Council, may establish control dates for the annual direct market harvest season, which may include deadlines by which license holders must indicate their intention to participate in that year's direct market harvest program. Subsequently, the annual direct market harvest quota, as described at (a) above, shall be divided equally by the number of license holders indicating their interest in participating in the harvest by the established control date.(c) In order to maximize utilization of the annual direct market harvest quota, the Division, in consultation with the Council, may establish other control dates by which all or portions of a harvester's annual tag allotment (described at 7:25A-2.6 ) must be purchased.
N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25A-2.5