Senator John H. Adler, D-Cherry Hill, applauds at a news conference in Seaside Heights with Congressman Frank Pallone, D-13, to discuss the importance of federal efforts to ensure fairness in fishery management.

23 Oct: Adler Bill To Protect Recreational Fishing On Artificial Reefs Approved

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator John H. Adler which would prohibit commercial fishing off New Jersey’s artificial reefs in order to preserve the sites for recreational fishermen was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 32-4.

“Recreational fishermen are the foundation of New Jersey’s Shore tourism economy,” said Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill. “Thousands and thousands of recreational fishermen visit the Shore each year to practice their sport, and spend money at local shops, restaurants and lodgings. By preserving artificial reefs for recreational fishermen, we will ensure the vitality of the Shore economy that depends on them.”