The American Littoral Society is working on a mapping project focused on fish and fish habitat in the Mid-Atlantic. We are especially looking at areas that may be impacted by ocean uses or development, such as sand mining and offshore wind farms.
If you fish at any of the named and outlined areas on the map shown above, your knowledge about those fishing grounds is invaluable. We would appreciate your input in identifying some of the most important areas to you, when you fish there, and what species are typically present.
Keep reading to learn how you can provide input and qualify for a gift card.
Known as Prime Fishing Areas (PFAs), there are over 140+ fishing grounds mapped by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection with additional information about these areas located on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal.
We are talking with anglers and gathering their input through brief interviews via phone, e-mail, or a private zoom meeting. If you are knowledgeable and interested, please contact Jeff Dement and/or Helen Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com) for further details and to set up your interview.
After you participate, you will be eligible for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant to thank you for your time and consideration!